epidural anaesthesia


epidural anaesthesia
noun
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

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epidural anaesthesia noun
Loss of painful sensation in the lower part of the body produced by injecting an anaesthetic into the lowest portion of the spinal canal
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