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spinal anaesthesia

noun
1.
(surgery) anaesthesia of the lower half of the body produced by injecting an anaesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane surrounding the spinal cord See also epidural (sense 2)
2.
(pathol) loss of sensation in some part of the body as the result of injury of the spinal cord
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  • That would be the same thing as going home: little enough change from spinal anaesthesia in that!

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • Perhaps even more wonderful is the newer method of spinal anaesthesia, which we used largely for the difficult abdominal cases.

    A Surgeon in Belgium Henry Sessions Souttar

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