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My teacher (an ex-nurse) told us there are four types - topical, local, general and relative. I checked Dorland and found three types - topical, local and general. I also searched the net and found that there is also a type called regional. One source listed the following:- Anesthesia is divided into four basic categories: general anesthesia regional anesthesia local anesthesia sedation I couldn't find the type "relative" as relayed by my teacher. Is there such a type called "relative"? Same as "sedation" above? I am confused. Please explain. My teacher described "relative" as awake but sleepy, conscious sedation, euphoria and the exmaple given was nitro-oxide or laughing gas. I am totally lost. Please help.
Re: What are the types of anesthetic?
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