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what does general anesthesia mean?

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Dr. Scott Roethle
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some kind of breathing device placed in your airway (throat). An anesthesiologist will monitor you closely and give you medications to keep you "asleep" and comfortable, keep you alive while operating on you, and most importantly wake you up!
Answered on Mar 9, 2017
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