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twilight sleep

n.
An amnesic condition characterized by insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness, induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, especially to relieve the pain of childbirth.
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Anaesthetics
(1) A synonym for IV sedation
(2) A dream-like state of conscious sedation induced by Versed, an agent used for minimally invasive surgery—e.g., colonoscopy—or minor oral procedures without general anesthesia; Versed is associated with sudden deaths, possibly related to ‘overshooting’ therapeutic levels. See Versed. Cf Dauerschlaff, Continuous sleep therapy
Medical history An amnesic state characterised by insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness, induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine
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twilight sleep

Anesthesiology A dream-like state of 'conscious sedation' induced by Versed, an agent used for minimally invasive surgery–eg, colonoscopy or minor oral procedures, without general anesthesia; Versed is associated with sudden deaths, possibly related to 'overshooting' therapeutic levels. See Versed. Cf Dauerschlaff, Continuous sleep therapy.
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twilight sleep

A popular term formerly used for a state of relative insensitivity to pain and partial consciousness, induced by drugs such as morphine and scopolamine, to ease the pains of childbirth.
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