About Anesthesia

Anesthesia vs Analgesia

What is Anesthesia?

The word anesthesia is derived from both Greek and Latin. It means “without sensation” or “without feeling.” So, simply put, anesthesia is a medical procedure that prevents people from feeling pain and other sensations during surgeries and procedures. In other situations, a “lighter version” of anesthesia called sedation will lessen the pain that people experience during medical procedures or prevent them from remembering any discomfort.

What is Analgesia?

The word analgesia is derived from Greek and means “without pain.” In modern medicine, analgesia means that patients don’t feel pain or any pain they do feel is less than what it would be without medical intervention.