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Related to spinal anaesthesia: epidural anaesthesia
1. (Surgery) surgery anaesthesia of the lower half of the body produced by injecting an anaesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane surrounding the spinal cord. See also epidural2
2. (Pathology) pathol loss of sensation in some part of the body as the result of injury of the spinal cord
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|Noun||1.||spinal anaesthesia - 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|
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)