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Collection Development Manual

Anesthesiology


Definition:
The branch of medicine concerned with the relief and prevention of pain during and following surgical, obstetric, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Discussion:
Anesthesiology has expanded to include neuroscience and other basic scientific research on pain. Anesthesiologists increasingly are engaged in interdisciplinary clinical fields such as pain management, intensive care, and palliative care.
Scope and emphasis:
Collected comprehensively.
7/8/04
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