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spinal anaesthesia

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surgery anaesthesia of the lower half of the body produced by injecting an anaesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane surrounding the spinal cordSee also epidural (def. 2)
pathol loss of sensation in some part of the body as the result of injury of the spinal cord

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