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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Anestesiólogo

Anesthesiologist (a-nes-THEE-zee-AH-loh-jist)
A doctor who specializes in giving drugs or other agents to prevent or relieve pain during surgery or other procedures being done in the hospital.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.