Meaning of anesthesia
Pronunciation: (an"us-thē'zhu), [key]
- general or local insensibility, as to pain and other sensation, induced by certain interventions or drugs to permit the performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
- general loss of the senses of feeling, as pain, heat, cold, touch, and other less common varieties of sensation.
- absence of sensation due to psychological processes, as in conversion disorders.
- anesthesia (Thesaurus)