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What is general anesthesia?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
What normally called: " to put you to sleep" before surgical procedure , is not feel pain , and will not be aware the procedure being done , by anesthetic medications , your breathing is controlled , all your vital functions are closely monitored by highly trained professional(s), relatively very safe considering the magnitude of the undertaking on human body.
Answered on May 30, 2015
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Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
General anesthesia is the catch-all term meaning that you are completely unconscious, not just sedated. It can involve a combination of several different medications: some to induce sleep, others to relax muscles and relieve pain. Different meds are selected depending on the patient's procedure and any other health problems. Talk to a physician anesthesiologist if you have more questions.
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