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[mass noun] An anaesthetic that affects the whole body and usually causes a loss of consciousness:‘he had the operation under general anaesthetic’Compare with local anaesthetic
- ‘Babies who are circumcised are usually given a local anaesthetic because a general anaesthetic is more dangerous.’
- ‘Occasionally you may need surgery performed under general anaesthetic to drain the pus if you have developed an abscess.’
- ‘In the operating theatre, you will be given a local or general anaesthetic.’
- ‘A general anaesthetic means that you will be asleep throughout the procedure and will feel no pain.’
- ‘The procedure can be done under local or light general anaesthetic with the patient as a day case.’
- ‘The operation is a surgical procedure performed using general anaesthetic and, like all surgery, carries a degree of risk.’
- ‘Surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.’
- ‘You will be given general anaesthetic before the operation.’
- ‘Operations are performed under general anaesthetic through an incision in the chest.’
- ‘It is always performed under general anaesthetic, so the child will be asleep during the whole procedure.’
- ‘They would further explain that if the patient was unfit for general surgery then they would be limited to open operation under general anaesthetic.’
- ‘Examinations using a rigid endoscope are usually carried out under general anaesthetic.’
- ‘The operation is usually carried out under general anaesthetic but is sometimes carried out under local anaesthetic if preferred.’
- ‘Patients were given general anesthetic agents in the operating room in the usual fashion according to hospital policy.’
- ‘Neither study distinguished between the use of local anesthetic and general anesthetic.’
- ‘Transplants are done under general anaesthetic, while the individual is asleep.’
- ‘Discharge criteria are the same as for any general anesthetic procedure.’
- ‘This may be performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on where in the body the lump is located.’
- ‘It can be done with local or general anesthetic.’
- ‘The dental procedure was completed on all the patients using the same general anesthetic technique.’
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