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Why must analgesia be provided in the preoperative and postoperative periods?

Many commonly used general anesthetics are not analgesics but indirectly provide pain control during the anesthetic period by producing a state of unconsciousness.
Analgesia must then be provided by the use of true analgesics such as the opioids.