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spinal anesthesia

noun, Medicine/Medical
interruption of conduction of nerve impulses by the injection of an anesthetic into the spinal canal that reduces sensitivity to pain without loss of consciousness. Unabridged
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  • For older or sicker patients, epidural or spinal anesthesia may be used.
  • spinal anesthesia, which will make the lower half of your body feel numb.
spinal anesthesia in Medicine

spinal anesthesia n.

  1. Anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic solution into the spinal subarachnoid space.

  2. Loss of sensation produced by disease of the spinal cord.

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