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anaesthetic

(US), anesthetic
a substance that causes anaesthesia
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I wasn't really frightened at any time and knew that I would never be panicked into resorting to the general anaesthetic.
The families of Patricia West, aged 55, and Eileen Clarke, aged 31, claim they both suffered fatal allergic reactions to drugs used in their general anaesthetics at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
What are the main causes of primary anaesthetic deaths, are they always preventable and have they changed over the last 25 years or so?
Some nurses may choose to register as anaesthetic technicians; these nurses are required to meet the standards outlined by the Medical Sciences Council.
He claimed it must have been the effect of the anaesthetic, claiming he had recently had a 19-stone man wake up and ask for a hug.
Dr Christian Egeler, a consultant anaesthetist and pain specialist at Singleton's day surgical unit, said: "Patients are awake, which reduces the side effects from general anaesthetic and, this being a day surgery setting, it means they're ready to go home very shortly after.
The anaesthetics "usually are vented out of the building as medical waste gases and remain in the atmosphere for a long time," the researchers write.
If I knew somebody was going to give me anaesthetic before my donor organs were removed, I would carry a donor card and a lot of other people would as well," said Mr Keep, who works at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
Darren was given the fatal dose of anaesthetic by Dr John Evans- Appiah, from Ghana, who will not be appearing before the GDC but is due to appear before the General Medical Council in the autumn.
The use of general anaesthetics in dentists' surgeries is to be outlawed from 2002, the Government announced yesterday.
They acted after a complaint by another patient, Lynn Yeaman, who said she had the wrong teeth removed and was given the wrong level of general anaesthetic .