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.
- spinal accessory nerve,
- spinal anaesthesia,
- spinal analgesia,
- spinal artery,
- spinal atrophy,
- spinal block,
- spinal canal,
- spinal column
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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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