inhalation analgesia

in·ha·la·tion an·al·ge·si·a

analgesia produced by inhalation of a central nervous system depressant gas (especially nitrous oxide) or vapor.

in·ha·la·tion an·al·ge·si·a

(inhă-lāshŭn anăl-jēzē-ă)
Analgesia produced by inhalation of a central nervous system-depressant gas (especially nitrous oxide) or vapor.
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In high-income countries (HICs), pain relief during labor is an integral part of the labor process [5], and there is a wide range of methods to relieve pain by pharmacological means, such as oral tablets, inhalation analgesia, intravenous and intramuscular opioids (pethidine or diamorphine), and various types of local (paracervical or pudendal block) and regional (epidural or spinal anesthetic) analgesia, and nonpharmacological ways, such as relatives' support, breathing exercises, massage, water birth, and the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in early labor.
This bill requires the board to grant a certificate to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia to a dental hygienist who is licensed by the board and who satisfies certain educational requirements that the bill directs the board to establish by rule.
This bill allows dental hygienists who have obtained a permit to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia under the direct supervision of a dentist.