Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Anesthesiologist

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_214

Definition

A medical doctor specializing in preventing and treating pain during surgery (general anesthesia (sleeping patient) or local or regional anesthesia (with part of the body made numb and feeling no pain)). Anesthesiologists also take care of critically ill patients in the intensive care units, in emergency and pre-hospital settings.

 Postoperative Pain, Acute Pain Management, Principles

 Postoperative Pain, Acute Pain Team

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