saddle block (anesthesia)

saddle block (anesthesia) or saddle block
n.
a method of spinal anesthesia, often used during obstetric delivery, that produces anesthesia in that area of the body that would be in contact with a saddle during horseback riding

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • saddle block (anesthesia) — ☆ saddle block (anesthesia) or saddle block n. a method of spinal anesthesia, often used during obstetric delivery, that produces anesthesia in that area of the body that would be in contact with a saddle during horseback riding …   English World dictionary

  • saddle block anesthesia — n spinal anesthesia confined to the perineum, the buttocks, and the inner aspect of the thighs called also saddle block * * * see under block …   Medical dictionary

  • saddle block anesthesia — noun the parts of a patient s body that would touch a saddle if the patient were sitting in one are anesthetized by injecting a local anesthetic into the spinal cord • Syn: ↑saddle block anaesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑spinal anesthesia, ↑spinal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle block anesthesia — a form of spinal anesthesia that produces loss of sensation in the buttocks, perineum, and inner thighs. [1945 50; so called because the nerve block caused by the anesthesia affects areas that would be numbed by prolonged contact with a saddle] * …   Universalium

  • saddle block anaesthesia — noun the parts of a patient s body that would touch a saddle if the patient were sitting in one are anesthetized by injecting a local anesthetic into the spinal cord • Syn: ↑saddle block anesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑spinal anesthesia, ↑spinal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle block — noun see saddle block anesthesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle block — the production of spinal anesthesia in a region corresponding roughly with the areas of the buttocks, perineum, and inner aspects of the thighs that impinge on the saddle in riding, by introducing the anesthetic agent low in the dural sac …   Medical dictionary

  • Anesthesia — Loss of feeling or awareness. A local anesthetic causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. A general anesthetic puts the person to sleep. * * * 1. Loss of sensation resulting from pharmacologic depression of nerve function or from neurologic… …   Medical 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 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

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