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Anesthesiology is a branch of medicine that focuses on pain relief during and after surgery. This treatment is called anesthesia.[1] Practitioners of anesthesiology are called anesthesiologists or, in some countries, anaesthetists.

Anesthesiologists often also undertake non-surgical pain relief and critical care management.[1]


  1. ^ a b "What is Anesthesiology". American Society of Anesthesiologists. Retrieved 2014-03-20.