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saddle block anesthesia

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

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