American Society of Anesthesiologists Definitions

General Anesthesia

Levels of Sedation/Analgesia

* Reflex withdrawal from a painful stimulus is NOT considered a purposeful response.


American Society of Anesthesiologists. (2004, October). Continuum of depth of sedation: Definition of general anesthesia and levels of sedation / analgesia. Retrieved January 7, 2005 from

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