Definition of premedication in English:

premedication

noun

  • Medication which is given in preparation for an operation or other treatment.

    • ‘All patients received standard premedication and anaesthesia.’
    • ‘Less than 18% of patients received any of the medications before the procedure for the purposes of premedication.’
    • ‘Ten percent of parents were unsure if their children had any premedication, and another 10% of children had no premedication.’
    • ‘Pharmacist review of premedication orders is not required.’
    • ‘Attention should be paid to premedication if wet-to-dry dressings are used.’
    • ‘Many parents like to be with their children in the anaesthetic room, although evidence from a recent trial suggests that it makes little difference to a child who is already sedated with premedication.’
    • ‘Many anesthesiologists will choose not to give a premedication to children.’
    • ‘Appropriate premedication with anti-emetic agents is important for patient comfort.’
    • ‘This medication usually is given orally, and the premedication peak time is 20 to 40 minutes.’
    • ‘Dressing changes may be excruciating, requiring premedication or sedation.’
    • ‘Topical local anesthetic creams were unavailable; therefore, premedication usually was administered intramuscularly.’
    • ‘General technique, including premedication, is discussed in the first article in this series.’
    • ‘Despite this limitation, the study authors suggest that the amount of premedication required may be less in some preschool children if a parent is present during anesthesia induction.’

Pronunciation

premedication

/ˌprēmedəˈkāSH(ə)n//ˌprimɛdəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/