An anesthetic is a medicine that helps block pain. It may be used with medicine that will help a person relax, become sleepy or forgetful, or become unconscious for surgery.
Doctors use these medicines and close monitoring to help keep people safe and comfortable during surgery and other procedures.
There are two main types of anesthetics:
Current as of: June 23, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & John M. Freedman MD - Anesthesiology & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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