Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Anesthesia

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_209

Definition

Loss of sensation and usually of consciousness without loss of vital functions, artificially produced by the administration of one or more agents that block the passage of pain impulses along nerve pathways to the brain.

 Thalamic Nuclei Involved in Pain, Cat and Rat

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