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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.

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]

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]
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
Translations

epidural

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

epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl] npéridurale f

epidural

adjepidural

epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl]
1. adjepidurale

ep·i·du·ral

a. epidural, situado-a sobre o fuera de la duramadre.

epidural

adj epidural
References in periodicals archive ?
Epidurals are considered safe, but when serious complications occur, they can be fatal or lead to permanent harm.
For instance catheter-based neuraxial techniques compared to single-shot spinals or epidurals that provide patients and providers a fundamentally different experience, whereas an example of an incremental improvement would include wire-reinforced epidural catheters that reduce insertion paresthesias, intravascular cannulation and one-side blocks (8).
Lumbar epidurals have been used for control of postoperative pain for a number of years [1].
Hilton, "Caudal epidurals: the accuracy of blind needle placement and the value of a confirmatory epidurogram," European Spine Journal, vol.
CONCLUSION: Lumbar epidurals are very effective in acute lumbar discogenic pain and may not require surgery just by MRI findings.
This is often because most women are admitted to midwife-led units and epidurals can only be administered by anaesthetists in an obstetric unit.
Caption: In an analysis of nine studies with 15,752 women who received either early or late epidurals, the difference in duration of second stage of labor was about 3.5 minutes.
Carvalho, "Ultrasound-facilitated epidurals and spinals in obstetrics," Anesthesiology Clinics, vol.
Published-ahead-of-print in Anesthesia & Analgesia, the randomized, controlled study compared the effectiveness of the CompuFlo Epidural System in labor and delivery and chronic pain management, where loss of resistance and fluoroscopy are the current standards of care.
Dr Vandana Rajesh, anaesthesiologist, at Abeer Hospital, Ruwi has discussed painless labour with epidural analgesia.
The Accuro[R] 3D image-guided spinal navigation technology by Rivanna Medical[R] is a handheld, lightweight, untethered ultrasound-based system designed to help apply spinal and epidural anesthesia.