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anaesthetist, anesthetist (s) (noun)
, anaesthetists, anesthetists (pl)
A person trained to administer medications which induce an insensibility or dullness to pain: It takes several years of training and supervision by a senior staff member to qualify as an anesthetist
There is a major distinction between an "anesthesiologist" and an anesthetist; an anesthesiologist is a physician (or, less often, a dentist) who specializes in the practice of anesthesiology while an anesthetist is a nurse, or technician, trained to administer anesthetics.
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