oversedation

sedation

[si-dey-shuhn]
noun Medicine/Medical.
1.
the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug.
2.
the state so induced.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin sēdātiōn- (stem of sēdātiō), equivalent to sēdāt(us) (see sedate) + -iōn- -ion

oversedation, noun
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sedation (sɪˈdeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
2.  the administration of a sedative

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sedation
1543, from L. sedationem (nom. sedatio), from sedare (see sedate).
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sedation se·da·tion (sĭ-dā'shən)
n.

  1. Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.

  2. The state or condition induced by a sedative.

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