spinal anesthesia


noun Medicine/Medical.

interruption of conduction of nerve impulses by the injection of an anesthetic into the spinal canal that reduces sensitivity to pain without loss of consciousness.

Nearby words

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

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Medicine definitions for spinal anesthesia

spinal anesthesia

n.

Anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic solution into the spinal subarachnoid space.
Loss of sensation produced by disease of the spinal cord.

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