spinal anaesthesia

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spinal anaesthesia
 
n
1.  surgery See also epidural anaesthesia of the lower half of the body produced by injecting an anaesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane surrounding the spinal cord
2.  pathol loss of sensation in some part of the body as the result of injury of the spinal cord

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spinal anaesthesia

noun
anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord [syn: spinal anesthesia
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