Definition of neuroleptanaesthesia in US English:

neuroleptanaesthesia

noun

Medicine
  • A method of anaesthesia employing drugs used for neuroleptanalgesia with a weak anaesthetic (usually nitrous oxide); the state of neuroleptanalgesia and unconsciousness induced by this.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Anaesthesia & Analgesia Current Research. From neurolept- + anaesthesia.

Pronunciation

neuroleptanaesthesia

/ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)lɛptanɪsˈθiːzɪə/