neuroleptanesthesia

neuroleptanesthesia

 [noor″o-lep″tan-es-the´zhah]
a state of neuroleptanalgesia and unconsciousness, produced by the combined administration of an opioid analgesic and a neuroleptic (antipsychotic agent), together with the inhalation of nitrous oxide and oxygen.

neu·ro·lept·an·es·the·si·a

(nū'rō-lept-an'es-thē'zē-ah),
A technique of general anesthesia based on intravenous administration of neuroleptic drugs, together with inhalation of a weak anesthetic with or without neuromuscular relaxants.

neuroleptanesthesia

[-lept′anəsthē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, neuron + lepsis, seizure, anaisthesia, lack of feeling
a form of anesthesia achieved by the administration of a neuroleptic agent, a narcotic analgesic, and nitrous oxide with oxygen. Induction of anesthesia is slow, but consciousness returns quickly after the inhalation of nitrous oxide is stopped.

neu·ro·lept·an·es·the·si·a

(nūr'ō-lept-an-es-thē'zē-ă)
A technique of general anesthesia based on intravenous administration of neuroleptic drugs, together with inhalation of a weak anesthetic with or without neuromuscular relaxants.
Synonym(s): neuroleptanaesthesia.

neuroleptanesthesia

a state of neuroleptanalgesia and unconsciousness produced by the simultaneous administration of a narcotic analgesic agent and a neuroleptic agent, e.g. a mixture of methadone and acepromazine for dogs and a mixture of pethidine and acepromazine in horses, supplemented by the inhalation of nitrous oxide and oxygen.