Local anesthesia: The elimination of sensations, especially pain, in one part of the body by the topical application or regional injection of a drug.
Analgesia: The diminution or reduction of pain perception in the conscious patient.
Conscious Sedation: A minimally depressed level of consciousness that retains the patients’s ability to independly and continuously maintain an airway and respond appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal command and that is produced by a pharmacological method.
Deep Sedation: A controlled state of depressed consciousness accompanied by partial loss of protective reflexes, including the inability to continually maintain an airway independantly and/or respond purposefully to verbal command, and is produced by a pharmacologic method.
General Anesthesia: The elimination of all sensation, loss of consciousness accompanied by respiratory paralysis.
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