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spinal block

obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal.
Also called subarachnoid block. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It can be done from the waist down with a spinal block.
  • After getting this kind of pain relief, you can still get an epidural or spinal block later.
spinal block in Medicine

spinal block n.

  1. Pathological obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal subarachnoid space.

  2. Spinal anesthesia. Not in technical use.

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