pudendal block

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Noun1.pudendal block - regional anesthesia resulting from the use of a local anesthetic to deaden the pudendal nerves in the region of the vulva and labia majora; used to ease discomfort during childbirth
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)
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Epidural analgesia, nitrous oxide and pudendal block which are widely used are not always available in all centres and besides none of these methods have proven to be effective in reducing low back labour pain.
(9) Other therapies include bilateral paracervical block and pudendal block, which provide rapid onset analgesia (2-5 min); although useful, they require training and are risky in cases of placental insufficiency or prematurity.
A comparison of pudendal block vs dorsal penile nerve block for circumcision in children: a randomised controlled trial.