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(In English: Anesthesia)

La anestesia es un medicamento que los médicos administran a sus pacientes para que se sientan cómodos durante una cirugía, cuando les dan puntos o cuando sienten dolor por otros motivos. Existen distintos tipos de anestesia: total y local. La anestesia total es fantástica porque te ayuda a quedarte dormido por un rato para que no sientas dolor si los médicos tienen que tratar alguna parte de tu cuerpo. Los médicos pueden darte anestesia total con una inyección o haciéndote respirar un tipo de aire especial. Una vez que el efecto de la anestesia se pasa, comienzas a despertarte. La anestesia local no te duerme. Simplemente, adormece la zona para que no sientas dolor mientras te cosen o te realizan una cirugía menor; por ejemplo, para quitarte una verruga.


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