An Anesthetic is a pharmaceutical drug.
Anesthetics, first created at TL-5, are substances that induce insensitivity to sensation. They completely block feelings of pain, pressure and touch, as opposed to painkillers or analgesics, which specifically block pain. A wide variety of substances are used as anesthetics. Anesthetics have a cost of Cr100 per administration.
History & Background (Dossier)
A local anesthetic can completely deaden a particular body part, such as a tooth or a limb.
A general anesthetic will render the patient unconscious and physically insensitive.
An overdose of anesthetics will stop vital functions such as breathing and the heart, resulting in death.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science