Definition of general anesthesia in US English:

general anesthesia


  • Anesthesia that affects the whole body and usually induces a loss of consciousness.

    ‘he had the operation under general anesthesia’
    Compare with local anesthetic
    • ‘Other procedures may require general anesthesia, which affects your entire body and puts you in a temporary state of unconsciousness.’
    • ‘If you've been given general anesthesia, you regain wakefulness in a recovery room.’
    • ‘These medications carry an increased risk of progression into deep sedation or general anesthesia.’
    • ‘After the lead is implanted and tested, the surgeon closes the incision and general anesthesia is induced for implantation of the pulse generator.’
    • ‘A trabeculectomy is done in an operating room and requires local or general anesthesia.’
    • ‘The anesthesia care provider induces general anesthesia and places the endotracheal tube.’
    • ‘This research study examined whether general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia is better than general anesthesia alone.’
    • ‘There are no studies comparing general anesthesia to regional anesthesia in this group of patients.’
    • ‘Rhinoplasty requires local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and your surgeon's preferences.’
    • ‘In either case, it's done under brief general anesthesia.’
    • ‘The patient is kept on the stretcher until after the anesthesia care provider induces general anesthesia.’
    • ‘In this technique, the patient is placed supine on the operating table and general anesthesia is induced.’
    • ‘It is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia and the use of an operating room.’
    • ‘The anesthesia care provider administers general anesthesia, and the patient is intubated.’
    • ‘Laser resection can be carried out under either local or general anesthesia with a flexible or rigid bronchoscope.’
    • ‘If receiving regional or general anesthesia, you'll be monitored closely after surgery until the anesthesia wears off.’
    • ‘This usually is done using a procedure called suction curettage, under general anesthesia.’
    • ‘The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia.’
    • ‘After general anesthesia is induced, the anesthesia care provider inserts a nasogastric tube.’
    • ‘The anesthesia care provider may administer general anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, or a combination of both.’