NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,398 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- conscious sedation
- listen (KON-shus seh-DAY-shun)
- A level of sedation in which a person is asleep but wakes when spoken to or touched. Conscious sedation is caused by special drugs and is used to help relieve anxiety during certain medical or surgical procedures. Drugs that relieve pain may be given at the same time. Also called moderate sedation.