ANESTHETIC

n. any natural or synthetic substance that results in the person losing sensitivity to stimuli. May or may not produce a loss of consciousness. Can be administered via IV drip, orally, topically, or by injection.

ANESTHETIC: "The person was given a local anesthetic to numb the pain in his or her mouth during oral surgery."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANESTHETIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anesthetic/ (accessed September 11, 2019).
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