anaesthesiology


noun

  1. anesthesiology.

noun

  1. the science of administering anesthetics.

noun

  1. the US name for anaesthetics

noun

  1. the US name for anaesthetics
n.

1908, from anaesthesia + -ology.

Anesthesiology. This is the new term adopted by the University of Illinois defining “the science that treats of the means and methods of producing in man or animal various degrees of insensibility with or without hypnosis.” [“Medical Herald,” January, 1912]

n.

alternative spelling of anaesthesiology (q.v.). See ae.

n.

  1. The medical specialty concerned with the pharmacological, physiological, and clinical basis of anesthesia, including resuscitation, intensive respiratory care, and pain management.

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the study and application of anesthetics.

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