augment anesthesia

augment anesthesia

Anesthesiology The use of a systemic agent–eg, a hypnotic in addition to local anesthesia to enhance analgesic effects rather than subjecting a Pt to general anesthesia. See Local anesthesia.
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Future implications include the use of potatoes as a way to augment anesthesia and limit the amount of drug necessary to produce the anesthetic effect.