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spinal anesthesia

noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
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.
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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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