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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



anxiolysis  listen  (ANG-zee-AH-lih-sis)

  A level of sedation in which a person is very relaxed and may be awake. The person is able to answer questions and follow instructions. Anxiolysis is caused by special drugs and is used to help relieve anxiety during certain medical or surgical procedures. Also called minimal sedation.