|1.||Also: extradural upon or outside the dura mater|
|2.||Also called: epidural anaesthesia|
|a. injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord|
|b. anaesthesia induced by this method|
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epidural ep·i·du·ral (ěp'ĭ-dur'əl, -dyur'-)
Located on or over the dura mater. n.
An injection into the epidural space of the spine.
|epidural (ěp'ĭ-dr'əl) Pronunciation Key
Adjective Located on or over the dura mater.
Noun An injection into the epidural space of the spine, as an epidural anesthetic.