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anesthetist vs. anesthesiologist
anesthetist vs. anesthesiologist: What's the difference?
Anesthetist refers to a person who administers anesthetics (as during surgery), and is usually a trained doctor or, frequently, a nurse. Anesthesiologist refers to a physician who specializes in the science of administering anesthetics, and thus is necessarily a doctor.
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- a person who administers anesthetics, usually a specially trained doctor or nurse.
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- a physician who specializes in anesthesiology.