audioanalgesia

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audioanalgesia

 [aw″de-o-an″al-je´ze-ah]
reduction or abolition of the perception of pain by listening to recorded music to which has been added a background of “white noise.”

au·di·o·an·al·ge·si·a

(aw'dē-ō-an'ăl-jē'zē-ă),
Use of music or sound delivered through earphones to mask pain during dental or surgical procedures.

audioanalgesia

[ô·dē·ō·an′əljē′sē·a]
Etymology: L, audire, to hear; Gk, a, algos, not pain
the use of music to enhance relaxation and to distract a patient's mind from pain, anxiety, or discomfort, as during dentistry, during labor and childbirth, or during procedures with sedation or regional anesthetic techniques.

au·di·o·an·al·ge·si·a

(aw'dē-ō-an-ăl-jē'zē-ă)
Use of music or sound delivered through earphones to enhance relaxation and distract a patient from feeling pain during dental or surgical procedures.

au·di·o·an·al·ge·si·a

(aw'dē-ō-an-ăl-jē'zē-ă)
Use of music or other sounds delivered through earphones to mask pain during dental or surgical procedures.

audioanalgesia,

n the use of music, white noise, or other sounds to decrease the perception of pain. It is commonly used during dental work.