caudal anesthesia

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Noun1.caudal anesthesia - regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia
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)
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Anesthesia - An Introduction II-3 Types of Anesthesia II-3 General Anesthesia II-3 Local Anesthesia II-4 Regional Anesthesia II-4 Epidural, Spinal, and Caudal Anesthesia II-4 Anesthesia Machines II-5 Side Effects of Anesthesia II-5 Recovery from Anesthesia II-5 Effective Administration of Anesthesia II-6 Anesthesia Care in Office- Based Surgery Procedures II-6 Measures to Safely Handle Anesthesia Equipment II-6 3.