saddle block anesthesia


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Noun1.saddle block anesthesia - the parts of a patient's body that would touch a saddle if the patient were sitting in one are anesthetized by injecting a local anesthetic into the spinal cord
spinal, spinal anaesthesia, spinal anesthesia - anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord