ANESTHESIA (ANAESTHESIA)

n. describes the general loss of sensitivity to stimuli. May occur naturally, as a result of nerve destruction or damage or be deliberately induced via the administration of drugs for the purposes of surgery.

ANESTHESIA (ANAESTHESIA): "A person given local anesthesia was unable to feel pain in his or her mouth as the oral surgery took place. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANESTHESIA (ANAESTHESIA)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anesthesia-anaesthesia/ (accessed February 19, 2020).
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