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general anaesthetic

a drug producing anaesthesia of the entire body, with loss of consciousness
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The Sunday Times reported that hospitals are running extra operations at evenings and weekends to deal with the 46,500 children admitted each year to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic after they are decayed by sugar.
There is a low risk associated with dental extractions under a general anaesthetic but there is a small risk the patient may die.
If we want to explain how general anaesthetics disrupt consciousness we must be able to follow an unbroken chain of causation from the smallest to the largest scale.
Fear of general anaesthetic is driving some to opt for spinal anaesthetics which numb only the pain on the part being operated on.
Brian West, who owns a shop in Stirchley, Birmingham, said his wife had undergone general anaesthetics before with no adverse reaction and did not suffer from any allergies.
Around a quarter of a million people have dental work done under general anaesthetic every year in Britain.
Dear Miriam MY mum is getting Alzheimer's and is going into hospital for an operation which means she'll have a general anaesthetic.
However, children under five, who can not control the way they breathe through their noses, may still be offered general anaesthetics.
Dental general anaesthetics have been carried out in hospitals since the Government banned surgeries from performing them in January 2002, following a spate of deaths.
We have very strict procedures for general anaesthetics.
Norway-born Pedersen, of Linlithgow, West Lothian, told the General Dental Council he had little experience of general anaesthetics.
We simply don't want general anaesthetics done anywhere except in hospitals.

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