obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal.
Also called subarachnoid block.
spinal block n.
Pathological obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal subarachnoid space.
Spinal anesthesia. Not in technical use.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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