[ pree-an-uh s-thet-ik, pree-an- ]
/ priˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk, ˌpri æn- /
a substance that produces a preliminary or light anesthesia.
given prior to an anesthetic that induces total insensibility.
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Medicine definitions for preanesthetic
[ prē′ăn-ĭs-thĕt′ĭk ]
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