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Used in contexts of medical procedures to describe inducing insensitivity to pain. SlideThe anaesthesiologist will discuss the risks of anaesthesia before your operation.
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Often specified as 'general' or 'local', indicating the scope of the numbing effect. SlideFor a minor procedure, the surgeon might use only local anaesthesia.
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Administration implies it's actively given by a specialist, not something that occurs naturally. SlideA trained professional must administer anaesthesia to ensure patient safety.