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spinal block

noun
2.
obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal.
Also called subarachnoid block.
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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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