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Parent Present Induction Glossary 

Anesthesia: Medicine that causes the loss of feeling or awareness.

Anesthesia Induction: Same as anesthesia

Anesthesiologist: Doctor who provides the medicine for anesthesia and keeps your child asleep and safe during surgery.

Anesthetic: Medicine to decrease pain.

"Goofy juice": Medicine given before surgery to help calm and relax your child before surgery.

Injection: Placing medicine through the skin often with a needle.

Intramuscular "IM": Medicine given in the muscle with a needle.

Intravenous "IV": A thin tube placed into a vein through which medicines are given.

NPO: No food or drink before surgery.

Parent Present Induction "PPI": Parent or caregiver is present when their child receives anesthesia.

"Premed": Medicine given before surgery to help calm and relax your child before surgery.