epidural

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regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia caudal anaesthesia , caudal anesthesia , caudal block
injection of an anesthetic substance into the epidural space of the spinal cord in order to produce epidural anesthesia epidural injection
regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery epidural , epidural anaesthesia , epidural anesthesia
loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth) regional anaesthesia , regional anesthesia
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