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spinal anesthesia

n.
Partial or complete anesthesia produced by injecting an anesthetic into the spinal canal.

spi′nal anesthe′sia


n.
injection of an anesthetic into the lumbar region of the spinal canal to reduce sensitivity to pain in the lower body. Also called spi′nal block′.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinal anesthesia - anesthesia of the lower half of the bodyspinal 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
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)
saddle block anaesthesia, 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
Translations
Spinalanästhesie
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