caudal anesthesia

caudal anesthesia

noun Medicine/Medical.
anesthesia below the pelvis, induced by injecting an anesthetic into the sacral portion of the spinal canal.
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caudal anesthesia n.
Regional anesthesia by injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space via the sacral hiatus.

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