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noun as in sleep-inducer


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In our recent study, we showed that the function of this source of the brain’s dopamine is impaired in patients with disorders of consciousness and also in healthy people after the administration of an anesthetic.

Moreover, their activities can be suppressed by the same anesthetics that are used on people.

The anesthetics the scientists used, which included some that are used on people, deactivated electric activity in the plants so that the traps no longer reacted when they were touched.

It’s helped a lot that the drug, approved as a general anesthetic in 1970, is easy to get—unlike more heavily regulated compounds like LSD or psilocybin.

You can also talk to a doctor about topical anesthetics, which can numb the injection area.

From Time

And I have to have whiskey because alcohol is both an antiseptic and an anesthetic.

“Cocaine specifically is still used as a topical anesthetic,” says John Halpern.

He said that the Islamic court had ordered it, but mercifully allowed him a local anesthetic before.

He only took cash, and he charged more for bigger babies and additional anesthetic, according to the report.

One last question: how did The Times obtain that data on Iranian anesthetic stockpiles?

Give plenty of anesthetic, just as if he seemed fully conscious.

Tropacocaine may replace cocaine in every case as an anesthetic.

The man is infallible—and the anesthetic revelation plays a part as in no writer.

The most unfair, last word to describe religious faith is the word anesthetic.

When she came from under the anesthetic, her father was holding her hand and he spoke to her in just such a tone.

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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anesthetic, such as: opiate, shot, dope, gas, soporific, and analgesic.

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