I found an article by the ASA to be very informative on the subject of recognizing levels of sedation and definitions of moderate sedation. I don't believe the dose amount is the determining factor, because it may take a small amount for one person while another may require a larger dose to obtain the same effect. The determining factor is level of consciousness. This article is dated 2002, but it is the latest guidance that the ASA gives on the subject.
Hope it helps,
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