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Anaesthesia

Patient UK

The word ‘anaesthesia’ means ‘loss of sensation’. If you have ever had a dental injection in your mouth or pain-killing drops put in your eyes, you already know important things about anaesthesia. Drugs that cause anaesthesia work by blocking the sig...

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Anaesthesia

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Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics. Anaesthetics are used during tests and surgical operations to induce sleep, which prevents pain and discomfort and enables a wide range of medic...

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Anaesthetic Choices for Hip or Knee Replacement

Patient UK

You are going to have a hip or knee replacement soon. You may have heard that there are several different types of anaesthetic: a general anaesthetic, a spinal anaesthetic, an epidural anaesthetic, a nerve block (to help with pain afterwards) or a co...

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Anaesthetics

Muscular Dystrophy UK

People with muscular dystrophy or a related condition must take great care if they are to have a local or general anaesthetic. Even someone who has a very mild form of a neuro-muscular condition or a family history of a condition, needs to let the an...

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Epidural anaesthesia

the NHS website

Epidural anaesthesia, often referred to as "an epidural", is an injection in the lower back that numbs the nerves and stops you feeling pain. Areas that can be numbed by an epidural include the chest, abdomen, pelvic area and legs.

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Gamma hydroxybutyrate

DrugWise

GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate) is an anaesthetic with primarily sedating rather than painkilling properties. It is often sold as ‘liquid ecstasy’ because of its relaxant and euphoric effects, although it has no relationship to ecstasy.

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General anaesthesia

the NHS website

General anaesthetics are medications used to cause a loss of consciousness so you're unaware of surgery. Despite there being a number of theories about how general anaesthetics work, the precise mechanisms remain unknown. However, it is known...

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General anaesthetic

the NHS website

General anaesthesia is a state of controlled unconsciousness. During a general anaesthetic, medications are used to send you to sleep, so you're unaware of surgery and don't move or feel pain while it's carried out. General anaesthesia is esse...

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Local anaesthesia

the NHS website

Local anaesthetic is a type of medication used to numb areas of the body during some types of surgery. The word 'anaesthetic' comes from the Greek word meaning the absence or loss of sensation. Local anaesthetics can be used with a general an...

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Local anaesthetic

the NHS website

Local anaesthetic is a type of medication used to numb areas of the body during some types of surgery. Local anaesthetics can be used with a general anaesthetic to aid pain relief after surgery, or in place of a general anaesthetic for certain types ...

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