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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

epidural

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

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl] npéridurale f
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epidural

adjepidural
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epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl]
1. adjepidurale
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ep·i·du·ral

a. epidural, situado-a sobre o fuera de la duramadre.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

epidural

adj epidural
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References in periodicals archive ?
Epidural fibrosis is a natural response of the body to the impact of surgery, leading to marked reduction in the cellularity of the tissue and excessive deposition of the extracellular matrix components such as collagen, fibronectin, and dermatan sulfate.
Milestone Scientific announced a new 120-patient clinical study published in Anesthesiology Research & Practice that verifies the CompuFlo Epidural System consistently differentiates false loss of resistance from true loss of resistance during epidural placement.
The epidural route is more popular for postoperative pain management as the technique can be used alone or in combination with general anaesthesia.
Objective: To establish a relationship between the Visual Analog Scale for pain (VAS) in the recovery time of epidural analgesia and the Perfusion Index (PI) values at that time and to test the possibility of using PI as an objective tool for pain assessment.
Dr Vandana Rajesh, anaesthesiologist, at Abeer Hospital, Ruwi has discussed painless labour with epidural analgesia.
Studies and reviews have been conducted over a number of years, and there is consensus that lumbar epidural analgesia is the gold standard for labour analgesia, by providing the most effective, reliable and flexible method of pain relief during labour.
Objective: To propose a management plan for prevention of enoxaparin-induced epidural hematoma in patients with indwelling epidural catheters
Spinal ya da epidural anestezi sonrasi olan epidural, subdural ya da subaraknoid hemoraji, epidural abse, beyin omurilik sivisi (BOS) hipotansiyonu, uzamis hipotansiyona sekonder anterior spinal arter trombozu, araknoidit, myelit ve intervertebral disk prolapsusu gibi komplikasyonlar bilinmektedir.
Epidural anesthesia is a frequently performed anesthetic technique that effectively provides pain relief during and after surgery.
The CompuFlo[R] Epidural from Milestone Scientific uses pressure-sensing technology to identify the epidural space, and provides a computer-controlled drug delivery system.
To the Editor: A lumbar epidural block is used to treat patients with a herniated intervertebral disc, spinal stenosis, or lumbosacral radiculopathy.