What is NPO?

It literally means nothing per mouth. No food or beverage, ice chips or gum are allowed, usually starting at midnight the day before your procedure.

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General anesthesia is the induction of a state of unconsciousness, amnesia (loss of memory), and analgesia (absence of pain sensation) over the entire body, through the administration of anesthetic drugs. It is used during certain medical and surgical procedures.

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