canstockphoto12181064What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is –

  • a branch of medicine focusing on pain relief during and after surgery;  the treatment administered is called anesthesia.
  • the medical specialty concerned with the pharmacological, physiological, and clinical basis of anesthesia, including resuscitation, intensive respiratory care, and pain management.
  • the branch of medicine specializing in the use of drugs or other agents that cause insensibility to pain.

Drugs used to induce a reversible loss of sensation are called anesthetics.

Practitioners of anesthesiology are called anesthesiologists or anesthetists.