secondary anesthetic

n.

The compound that contributes to, but is not primarily responsible for, loss of sensation when two or more anesthetics are simultaneously administered.

Nearby words

  1. subdominant,
  2. subdual,
  3. subduce,
  4. subduct,
  5. subduction,
  6. subdue,
  7. subdued,
  8. subduedly,
  9. subdural,
  10. subdural hemorrhage


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