saddle block anesthesia

  1. a form of spinal anesthesia that produces loss of sensation in the buttocks, perineum, and inner thighs.

Origin of saddle block anesthesia

First recorded in 1945–50; so called because the nerve block caused by the anesthesia affects areas that would be numbed by prolonged contact with a saddle

Words Nearby saddle block anesthesia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024