spinal anaesthetic

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Noun1.spinal anaesthetic - an anesthetic that is injected into the spine
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
Metycaine, piperocaine, piperocaine hydrochloride - a compound used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local or spinal anesthetic
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The WWRC team submitted their research paper based on their work comparing the potency of two different medications, phenylephrine and noradrenaline, which are used to prevent low blood pressure associated with the administration of a spinal anaesthetic for women delivering through caesarean section.
To improve the spinal anaesthetic efficacy, adjuvants from different pharmacological classes of drugs are used to enhance and prolong analgesia, to lower dose requirements, and to reduce dose- dependent side effects.
Pregnant women have increased weight and smaller amount of CSF so they require lesser dose of spinal anaesthetic compared to non-pregnant females.14
Most caesareans are now carried out with a spinal anaesthetic -- a one-off injection in the lower spine that works quickly and provides enough relief for the whole operation.
Also, if adequate surgical anaesthesia was not achieved after 15 minutes, spinal anaesthetic technique was considered as failure, and general anaesthesia protocol was planned for these patients.
The patient was then placed in a sitting position for placement of the spinal anaesthetic where 2+ pitting edema was noted.
When she had her first two children she was able to give birth while under spinal anaesthetic.
In South Africa (SA) there is currently no standard approach to testing the level of a spinal block, nor is there an algorithm on how to manage a spinal anaesthetic block that is inadequate for surgery.
Nationally, in 2013, about 50% of patients underwent a general anaesthetic, 44% underwent a spinal anaesthetic, and 3% endured both a general and spinal anaesthetic.
Seewal et al [16] suggest that in non-obstetric population receiving spinal anaesthetic for superficial lower abdominal surgery (hernia repair), addition of 10 |ig Fentanyl to Bupivacaine 0.5% (hyperbaric) significantly improves quality and duration of analgesia.