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Definition

An indicator of whether sedation has been received.

Sedation is an induced state of quiet, calmness or sleep, by means of a sedative or hypnotic medication.

References

Harris P, Nagy S, Vardaxis N (Editors) 2010. Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Profession , 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition. NSW: Mosby Elsevier page 1560
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