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sedation

1. a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
2. the administration of a sedative

sedation

[si′dā·shən]
(medicine)
A state of lessened activity.
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Dionne, cite extensive scientific and clinical evidence to support their conclusion that oral and intravenous dental sedation should not be regulated as equivalent methods.
Complete report on sedation market pipeline for H2 2015 spread across 61 pages, talking about 8 companies, 9 drug profiles and supported with 24 tables and 12 figures is now available at http://www.
Ketamine proved the fastest acting, with a median time to sedation of 3 minutes.
He has also strived to make getting needed dental work convenient for busy patients by offering one day in-house crowns and now, IV sedation, which can cut down on the number of appointments needed.
British media reports quoted manager Sabine Kehm saying that reducing Schumacher's sedation will allow the 'waking up process' to start, although she admitted that bringing the German out of the coma 'could take a long time'.
Patients were recruited from the practice of two gastroenterologists and were eligible if they were scheduled for an outpatient colonoscopy with a specific anesthesiologist, who planned to administer propofol only for sedation.
Landmark studies (1,2,8,9), albeit with small number of patients and with many limitations, suggested benefits of avoiding over-sedation using different strategies, including benzodiazepine minimisation, sedation algorithms, nurse-directed protocols, analgesia first sedation and daily sedation interruption.
All adult patients more than 14 years of age who undergo upper gastro intestinal endoscopy under MAC and those in which sedation will be given by anaesthesiologist were included in the study and those patients who have their procedure under in general anaesthesia and pediatric group of patients were excluded from study.
In view of the multiple benefits in reducing the need for sedation of children undergoing CT and MRI, our department launched a process-improvement initiative in this area.
He was given a continuous infusion of propofol for sedation and to control intracranial pressure.
He ultimately agreed to local excision with single-stage reconstruction under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.