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sedation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drugs, medicines
sedationse‧da‧tion /sɪˈdeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  MDthe use of drugs to make someone calm or go to sleepunder sedation The patient was still under heavy sedation.
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sedationLast night she was under heavy sedation.When it is time to sleep, they are so wound up that the natural sedation necessary for sleep eludes them.Brian was given analgesia and occasional sedation at night.Treatment consists of sedation with haloperidol or other medication, prophylactic antibiotics, and rest.Procedures may be extensive or quite minor and may be performed under anaesthesia or sedation.When you try to activate these systems yourself, the body becomes aroused, which pushes sedation and ultimately sleep further away.Our technique permits continuous recording from the upper oesophageal sphincter for periods of several hours without resort to sedation.After being talked down by a flying instructor last week, Mr Alan Anderson was said to be under sedation.under sedationLast night she was still being treated at the Countess of Chester hospital and under sedation.After being talked down by a flying instructor last week, Mr Alan Anderson was said to be under sedation.It might as well be under sedation.He would find her under sedation - a bit dopey and drowsy, and still in a state of some disorientation and shock.Sandra is still under sedation in hospital, suffering from internal injuries and a broken collar bone.Karen was at home by then, under sedation.He was under sedation, Sister Cooney informed Rim, and was best left alone until he had absorbed the shock.
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