saddle block anesthesia


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

Nearby words

  1. saddharma-pundarika,
  2. saddle,
  3. saddle back,
  4. saddle blanket,
  5. saddle block,
  6. saddle embolus,
  7. saddle gall,
  8. saddle head,
  9. saddle horn,
  10. saddle horse

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for saddle block anesthesia

saddle block anesthesia


A form of spinal anesthesia limited in area to the buttocks, perineum, and inner surfaces of the thighs.

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