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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Anesthetic" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Anesthetic
An anesthetic (anaesthetic in British English) is a drug that causes anesthesia, which is a reversible loss of sensation. Anesthetics contrast with analgesics (painkillers), which relieve pain without eliminating sensation. These drugs are generally administered to facilitate surgery. A wide variety of drugs are used in modern anesthetic practice. Many are rarely used outside of anesthesia, although others are used commonly by all disciplines. Anesthetics are categorized into two classes: general anesthetics, which cause a reversible loss of consciousness, and local anesthetics, which cause a reversible loss of sensation for a limited region of the body while maintaining consciousness. Combinations of anesthetics are sometimes used for their synergistic and additive therapeutic effects. Adverse effects, however, may also be increased. - See link

 

Anesthetic in Spanish is Anestesia
La anestesia (del gr. ἀναισθησία, que significa "insensibilidad") es un acto médico controlado en el que se usan fármacos para bloquear la sensibilidad táctil y dolorosa de un paciente, sea en todo o parte de su cuerpo y sea con o sin compromiso de conciencia. - See link

 

More information about Anesthetic in other websites
Definition of Anesthetic in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Anesthetic in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Anesthetic - See link.
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