dissociative anesthesia


A form of general anesthesia characterized by catalepsy, catatonia, and amnesia, but not necessarily involving complete unconsciousness, as that produced by ketamine.

Nearby words

  1. dissociate,
  2. dissociated anesthesia,
  3. dissociated nystagmus,
  4. dissociation,
  5. dissociation sensibility,
  6. dissociative disorder,
  7. dissociative reaction,
  8. dissogeny,
  9. dissogony,
  10. dissoluble

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