total intravenous anesthesia
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total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA)
anesthesia using only IV agents without the use of inhalational agents. Drugs used are generally of short duration of action and half-life in order to reduce the risks associated with accumulation. TIVA avoids unwanted effects of inhalational agents and the need for complex apparatus.
total intravenous anesthesiaAbbreviation: TIVA
The sole use of intravenous drugs without any inhalational agents for operative or procedural anesthesia.
See also: anesthesia