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What are the advantages of conscious sedation?

Oftentimes, sedation analgesia or conscious sedation -- a semi-conscious state that allows patients to be comfortable during certain surgical or medical procedures -- can have fewer side effects than may occur with general anesthesia. Frequently, there is less nausea from sedation techniques, and patients generally recover faster after the procedures.

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