spinal anaesthesia


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spinal anaesthesia

n
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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Noun1.spinal anaesthesia - anesthesia of the lower half of the bodyspinal 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)
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
rachianalgésierachianesthésie
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We undertook a prospective, single-centre, observational study of patients undergoing caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia in an SA regional hospital.
Spinal anaesthesia for elective surgery: A comparison of hyperbaric solution of racemic bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine.
The anaesthetists selected spinal anaesthesia during the pre-operative visits, but despite adequate explanation, the patient refused this anaesthetic technique and general anaesthesia has been used from the start.