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spinal block

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noun
  1. spinal anesthesia.
  2. obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal.
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Also called subarachnoid block.
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spinal block in Medicine

spinal block

n.
  1. Pathological obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal subarachnoid space.
  2. Spinal anesthesia. Not in technical use.
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