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nerve block

noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
an arrest of the passage of impulses through a nerve by means of pressure on the nerve or by injection of an anesthetic into or around the nerve.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • Further treatment may include a phrenic nerve block.
British Dictionary definitions for nerve block

nerve block

noun
1.
induction of anaesthesia in a specific part of the body by injecting a local anaesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it
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nerve block in Medicine

nerve block n.
Interruption of the passage of impulses through a neuron by the injection of alcohol or an anesthetic.

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