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Definition of "sedation" [se•da•tion]

  • Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug. (noun)
  • The state or condition induced by a sedative. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sedation" in a sentence
  • "Read news from your colleagues at the Cardiac Center, including updates on our Single Ventricle Care and Research Program, NeuroCardiac Care Program, Cardiac MRI and surgical planning, Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, andimprovements in sedation for echo."
  • "A Registered Nurse who specializes in sedation will give your child the sedation medication (s) and monitor your child's heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and oxygen level during the test/procedure."
  • "Remember, sedation is required for all children under the age of 8."