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.
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Medicine definitions for spinal anesthesia
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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