epidural

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ep·i·du·ral

 (ĕp′ĭ-do͝or′əl, -dyo͝or′-)
adj.
Located on or over the dura mater.
n.
An injection into the epidural space of the spine.

epidural

(ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl)
adj
(Anatomy) Also: extradural upon or outside the dura mater
n
(Surgery)
a. injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord
b. anaesthesia induced by this method
[C19: from epi- + dur(a mater) + -al1]

ep•i•du•ral

(ˌɛp ɪˈdʊər əl, -ˈdyʊər-)

adj.
1. situated on or outside the dura mater.
2. of or pertaining to the insertion of an anesthetic into the lumbar spine in the space between the spinal cord and dura mater, which blocks sensation in the body from that point downward: epidural anesthesia.
n.
3. an epidural injection of anesthesia; spinal anesthesia.
[1880–85; epi- + dur (a mater) + -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epidural - regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia - loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
Adj.1.epidural - on or outside the dura mater
Translations

epidural

[ˌepɪˈdjʊərəl]
A. ADJepidural
B. N (also epidural anaesthetic) → (anestesia f) epidural f

epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl] npéridurale f

epidural

adjepidural

epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl]
1. adjepidurale

ep·i·du·ral

a. epidural, situado-a sobre o fuera de la duramadre.

epidural

adj epidural