the science of administering anesthetics.

1910–15; anesthesi(a) + -o- + -logy Unabridged
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anaesthesiology or (US) anesthesiology (ˌænɪsˌθiːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
the US name for anaesthetics
anesthesiology or (US) anesthesiology

anesthesiology (ˌænɪsˌθiːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
the US name for anaesthetics

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alt. spelling of anaesthesiology (q.v.). See ae.
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anesthesiology an·es·the·si·ol·o·gy (ān'ĭs-thē'zē-ŏl'ə-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the pharmacological, physiological, and clinical basis of anesthesia, including resuscitation, intensive respiratory care, and pain management.

an·es·the·si·ol·o·gist (-jĭst)
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anesthesiology   (ān'ĭs-thē'zē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the study and application of anesthetics.
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The writer describes how the field of anesthesiology has adopted this precept and seen extraordinarily successful results.
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