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Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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In brief: See below

Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia ("Conscious Sedation") A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands.
General Anesthesia A drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation.

In brief: See below

Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia ("Conscious Sedation") A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands.
General Anesthesia A drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation.
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