Definition of sedation in English:



  • The administering of a sedative drug to produce a state of calm or sleep.

    ‘he was distraught with grief and under sedation’
    • ‘The nurse or anesthesia care provider may administer preoperative sedation at this time, if needed, to decrease anxiety.’
    • ‘These biopsies usually require only local anesthesia with intravenous sedation and may be done as an outpatient procedure.’
    • ‘During an implant procedure, will the patient be under sedation?’
    • ‘However, some patients experience significant discomfort when sigmoidoscopy is performed without sedation.’
    • ‘Dand C is an outpatient procedure usually done under sedation such as Fentanyl.’
    • ‘They kept me in a medical coma under sedation, so I have no recollection of that time.’
    • ‘This session will provide information for nurses who administer sedation and/or monitor these patients.’
    • ‘Taken together with the clinical findings, CT under sedation was not required.’
    • ‘A tube is passed through the larynx into the trachea to provide oxygen while the child is under sedation for 24-48 hours.’
    • ‘Rau is currently undergoing intensive treatment under sedation in a high-dependency ward at Adelaide's Glenside hospital.’
    • ‘The man is still under sedation in the intensive care unit and consultants will assess his other injuries later.’
    • ‘If the patient exhibits anxiety, medications for sedation also can be administered after the consent is signed.’
    • ‘You'll receive fluids and medications for relaxation and mild sedation through an intravenous catheter.’
    • ‘Flumazenil should be administered in a series of small injections so reversal of sedation can be controlled.’
    • ‘She also is an independent consultant and educator on the administration of conscious sedation to the perioperative patient.’
    • ‘They want circulating nurses to administer propofol for moderate sedation.’
    • ‘She had been given 5 mg intravenous diazepam for sedation, and colonoscopic diathermy or biopsy had not been used.’
    • ‘He or she ensures that informed consent is obtained before any preoperative sedation is administered to the patient.’
    • ‘We are confused about the difference between conscious sedation and moderate sedation.’
    • ‘All those responsible for administering sedation should have received formal training and assessment’


Mid 16th century: from French sédation or Latin sedatio(n-), from sedare settle (see sedate).