Dissociative Anaesthestetics -is a form of anaesthesia characterized by catalepsy, catatonia, analgesia, and amnesia. It does not necessarily involve loss of consciousness and thus does not always imply a state of general anaesthesia. Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthestetics. Anaesthestetics are used during tests and surgical operations to numb sensation in certain areas of the body or induce sleep.
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