From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the medical journal, see Anesthesiology (journal).

Anaesthesiology (British English) or anesthesiology (American English) 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]

See also[edit]


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