anesthesia induced for evaluation of the mechanism responsible for a painful condition.
a procedure in which analgesia is induced to a depth adequate to permit comfortable performance of moderately painful diagnostic procedures of short duration. Awake anesthesia is often used for this purpose. See also awake anesthesia.
di·ag·nos·tic an·es·the·si·a(dīăg-nostik an-es-thēzē-ă)
Anesthesia induced for evaluation of mechanism responsible for a painful condition.