anaesthetics, dissociativemedical dictionary

<anaesthetics> Intravenous anaesthetics that induce a state of sedation, immobility, amnesia, and marked analgesia. Subjects may experience a strong feeling of dissociation from the environment. The condition produced is similar to neuroleptanalgesia, but is brought about by the administration of a single drug.

American spelling: anesthetics, dissociative

(12 Dec 1998)