spinal analgesia

n.

The deactivation of sensory nerves by injecting a local anesthetic into the subarachnoid space of the spine.

Nearby words

  1. spinach,
  2. spinach-rhubarb,
  3. spinal,
  4. spinal accessory nerve,
  5. spinal anaesthesia,
  6. spinal anesthesia,
  7. spinal artery,
  8. spinal atrophy,
  9. spinal block,
  10. spinal canal


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