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balanced anesthesia

[′bal·ənst an·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Anesthesia produced by safe doses of two or more agents or methods of anesthesia, each of which contributes to the total desired effect.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The aim of this research was to establish the effects of magnesium sulfate on cardiovascular stability in patients suffering from arterial hypertension, who were subjected to non-cardiac surgery (elective abdominal, orthopedic and urology surgical procedures) under general balanced anesthesia.
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