anesthetize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v anesthetize administer an anesthetic drug to "The patient must be anesthetized before the operation","anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine was the first local anesthetic; being used as such from about 1884 onwards.
    • anesthetize To bring under the influence of an anesthetic agent, as chloroform, a freezing-mixture, etc.; render insensible, especially to pain. Also spelled anesthetise and anæsthetise.
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Quotations

  • Frank Leahy
    Frank Leahy
    “Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare%20Pavese
    “Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.”

Usage

In literature:

M. Formery proceeded to discuss the effects of different anesthetics.
"Arsene Lupin" by Edgar Jepson
There was no anesthetic.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
Last time Aunt Sophie was the anesthetic: sometimes it's even worse.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
Such anesthetics as the surgeons had were poor in quality and insufficient in quantity.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
If an anesthetic is to be used these are the pains that call for it.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
See that he has swallowed no anesthetic drugs.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
They knew the effectiveness of Wade's anesthetic.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Every nerve was tense as if he were awaiting an operation without anesthetics.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
The most unfair, last word to describe religious faith is the word anesthetic.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
Truly, if Time is the healer, Work is the anesthetic.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
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In poetry:

O kindness, kindness
Sweetly picking up pieces!
My Japanese silks, desperate butterflies,
May be pinned any minute, anesthetized.
"Kindness" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

We report the case of a 35-year-old man who developed blindness and ophthalmoplegia during local anesthetic infiltration of the nasal septum .
Versed is the most widely used intravenous sedative for procedures in which the patient does not need to be fully anesthetized.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors at the trial of the doctor accused of killing Michael Jackson on Tuesday heard the pop star's slurred words while he was on a powerful anesthetic, caught on tape weeks before his death.
The Federal Drug Administration has re-issued a warning that they made last spring against gels made with benzocaine, a local anesthetic used to soothe teething pain.
In this podcast, Andrew Moore DSc, of the Nuffield Department of Anesthetics at the University of Oxford in England, talks about the impact of using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) directly on the skin to relieve pain.
WASHINGTON — The number of drug shortages reported annually has nearly tripled over the last five years, with much-needed drugs such as chemotherapy, anesthetics and electrolytes disproportionately affected.
Lawyers for the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death are returning to court to seek testing of a vial of the powerful anesthetic that killed the singer.
Emily Blade cradled the head of an anesthetized Mexican gray wolf as her colleagues hoisted the animal onto a piece of canvas.
Durr's attorney Kathleen McGarry says a violent reaction to the powerful anesthetic Ohio uses for the death penalty could deny Durr the quick and painless execution he's guaranteed by the Ohio Constitution.
A researcher demonstrates the use of video clips to reduce anxiety in children before administration of anesthetic .
A researcher demonstrates the use of video clips to reduce anxiety in children before administration of anesthetic in an operating room at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax in this recent handout photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO.
In their analysis, Bainbridge's group found that although more high-risk and complicated surgeries are being done now than before, the odds of dying after being given a general anesthetic has dropped about 90 percent.
The anesthetic may not only help honey bees fend off pests such as wax moth and the parasitic varroa mite, but it also has great potential for use in human medicine.
A lethal dose of an illegal anesthetic administered by his doctor killed the King of Pop on the morning of June 25, according to a report and documents released yesterday.
Michael Jackson's personal physician has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing the pop icon's 2009 death by a powerful surgical anesthetic.
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In science:

Waals forces , the relevance of which is demonstrated by the mechanism of action of the general anesthetic gases that reversibly ablate consciousness.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
Anesthetics act by disturbing such forces in the hydrophobic pockets of various brain proteins [32,33].
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
The effect of halothane, an anesthetic, is quite different.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Surgical preparation and procedure for inducing transient focal cerebral ischemia Rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (300 mg/kg body weight, i.p.).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Two hours after the EB injection, the rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate and perfused with physiological saline through the left ventricle until colorless perfusion fluid was obtained from the vena cava (150-200 mL of saline).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
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