TYPES OF ANESTHESIA

Definition of Anesthesia: Loss of feeling or awareness, as when an anesthetic is administered before surgery.

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 Types of anesthesia Effects Methods of administration
 Genera anesthesia  - Loss of sensory perception of the entire body
- Produce unconsciousness
 - IV infusion or inhalation
 Regional anesthesia or nerve block anesthesia  - Loss of sensation over specific region of the body
- No unconsciousness 
 - Spinal block
- Epidural block
- Regional block
 Local anesthesia  - Loss of sensation over a small/limited area of the body
- No unconsciousness
 - Topical application or infiltration

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