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Pronunciation: ă-nō′sē-ă-sō′sē-ā′shŭn

Definition: Theory that afferent stimuli, especially pain, contribute to the development of surgical shock, and, as a corollary, that conduction anesthesia at the surgical field and presurgical sedation protect against shock.

[G. a- priv. + L. noceo, to injure, + association]

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