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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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Therefore, these drugs could be safely used for inducing standing sedation in horses.
In paediatric cases your dentist might recommend a pharmacological approach, which means using conscious sedation techniques that will make your dentist perform the procedure comfortably.
My dentist referred me to Queensway for the conscious sedation service.
Key words: benzodiazepine, premedication, bird, muscle relaxant, restraint, sedation, avian, wildcaught parrot, blue-fronted Amazon parrot.
For the intravenous propofol and midazolam sedation group, there were 53 males and 47 females with an average age of 41.
sup][4],[5] Patient breathing pattern, drive, and effort are affected by sedatives, whose effects vary depending on the drug used and the sedation depth.
Research questions were: 1) Do the N-PASS tool subscales of sedation and pain/agitation exhibit internal consistency as measured by Cronbach's alpha?
Non-invasive blood pressures (systolic and diastolic), peripheral oxygen saturation, heart and respiratory rates and Ramsay Sedation Scores were assessed at baseline, after applying the drugs and then every 5 minutes thereafter.
Ensuring adequate sedation is important to critical patients; however, maintenance of “adequate” sedation remains difficult.
Ketamine provides potent analgesia, sedation, and amnesia while maintaining cardiovascular stability and preserving spontaneous respirations and protective airway reflexes.
Deep sedation, on the other hand, leads to a series of risks that are potentially avoidable for the patient: increase in the incidence of ventilation-associated pneumonia, (6) more days on mechanical ventilation, (7) prolonged hospital stay, difficulty in neurological evaluations, and neuromuscular weakness in the critical patient.
For this purpose, there is a medical practice involving the patient's sedation to relieve the symptoms resistant to conventional treatment, but there is not a consensus in relation to definition, indications or treatment, which becomes a difficulty to prepare protocols for palliative care programs (2).