Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the pain relief and holistic care of a surgical patient before, during and after surgery. Anesthesia by definition is loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness. The American Society of Anesthesiologists defines anesthesiology as "the practice of medicine devoted to the pain relief and holistic care of a surgical patient before, during, and after surgery." Anesthesia or anesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness. This may include analgesia (pain relief or prevention), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), or unconsciousness. A patient under the influence of anesthetic drugs is said to be anesthetized. The practice of anesthesiology is widespread and goes well beyond the operating room. Anesthesiologists are specialists in pain medicine. They help chronic disease patients to lead a better life through everyday pain management treatments. General anesthesia suppresses the activity of the central nervous system and results in unconsciousness and complete loss of sensation. Sedation suppresses the central nervous system somewhat, preventing both anxiety and the formation of long-term memories without sedation. Regional anesthesia and local anesthesia, which block the transmission of nerve impulses between a targeted part of the body and the central nervous system, causing a loss of sensation in the targeted body part. Anesthesiologists often provide pain relief for patients before, during and after surgery. However, some specialized anesthesiologists specifically treat chronic pain related to surgery. These anesthesiologists have the education and training to accurately diagnose, evaluate and treat patients with chronic pain through a comprehensive approach including medication and pain procedures. Treatment of chronic pain can be complicated because of the strength of the pain medication and the anatomy and delicate structure of the spine and nerves on which chronic pain interventions are made.
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