saddle block anesthesia


noun

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
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Medicine definitions for saddle block anesthesia

saddle block anesthesia

n.

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

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