spinal anesthesia

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 — n. Surgery anesthesia of the lower part of the body by the injection of an anesthetic into the spinal cord, usually in the lumbar region spinal anesthetic n …   English World dictionary

  • spinal anesthesia — noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord • Syn: ↑spinal anaesthesia, ↑spinal • Hypernyms: ↑regional anesthesia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinal anesthesia — numbing of the spinal chord …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Spinal anaesthesia — Spinal analgesia, (or commonly called spinal anesthesia or sub arachnoid block (S.A.B.)) is a form of regional anaesthesia involving injection of a local anaesthetic into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), generally through a fine needle, usually 3.5 …   Wikipedia

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  • spinal anaesthesia — noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord • Syn: ↑spinal anesthesia, ↑spinal • Hypernyms: ↑regional anesthesia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinal — 1. Relating to any spine or spinous process. 2. Relating to the vertebral column. SYN: rachial, rachidial, rachidian, spinalis. [L. spinalis] * * * spi·nal spīn əl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • spinal block — 1. See spinal anesthesia. 2. obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal. Also called subarachnoid block. * * * spinal block, an obstructing of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by the injection of an anesthetic into the …   Useful english dictionary

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