NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,179 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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minimal sedation
(MIH-nih-mul seh-DAY-shun)
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. Minimal sedation is caused by special drugs and is used to help relieve anxiety during certain medical or surgical procedures. Also called anxiolysis.