spinal anesthesia

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Related to subarachnoid anesthesia: epidural anesthesia, subarachnoid block

spinal anesthesia

n.
Partial or complete anesthesia produced by injecting an anesthetic into the spinal canal.

spi′nal anesthe′sia


n.
injection of an anesthetic into the lumbar region of the spinal canal to reduce sensitivity to pain in the lower body. Also called spi′nal block′.
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Noun1.spinal anesthesia - anesthesia of the lower half of the bodyspinal anesthesia - 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
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A decreased dose of local anesthetics is recommended when administering subarachnoid anesthesia in a caesarian section for obese patients.
17) On the other hand, subarachnoid anesthesia is characterized by faster installation of motor and sensory blockade and significantly less quantity of local anesthetic is used compared to epidural anesthesia.
Similarly, subarachnoid anesthesia could result in tentorial herniation consequent upon loss of CSF from the dural defect.
Ultrastructural findings in human spinal pia mater in relation to subarachnoid anesthesia.
The goal of this randomized study was to compare the incidence of PDPH and postdural puncture backache (PDPB), the success rate of dural punctures, and the technical difficulty between 26-gauge Atraucan and 25-gauge Whitacre spinal needles used in women undergoing subarachnoid anesthesia for tubal ligation.
A comparative analysis of 3 sedation guidelines for patients undergoing subarachnoid anesthesia.