Anesthetic, epidural
An anesthetic injected into the epidural space surrounding the fluid-filled sac (the dura) around the spine which partially numbs the abdomen and legs.

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  • epidural — [ep΄ə door′əl, ep΄ədyoor′əl] adj. [ EPI + DUR(A MATER) + AL] on or outside the dura mater n. anesthesia of the lower part of the body, by the epidural injection of a local anesthetic: in full epidural anesthesia …   English World dictionary

  • epidural anesthesia — n anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the peridural space of the spinal cord beneath the ligamentum flavum called also peridural anesthesia * * * see under block …   Medical dictionary

  • Epidural — This article is about the anaesthetic technique. For the anatomical site, see Epidural space. For other uses, see Epidural (disambiguation). Did you mean Epidural hematoma, a type of traumatic brain injury? Epidural Intervention …   Wikipedia

  • epidural anesthesia — noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery • Syn: ↑epidural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epidural space — Infobox Anatomy Name = Epidural space Latin = spatium extradurale GraySubject = 193 GrayPage = 875 Caption = The medulla spinalis and its membranes. Caption2 = Diagrammatic representation of a section across the top of the skull, showing the… …   Wikipedia

  • epidural — Upon (or outside) the dura mater. SYN: peridural. * * * epi·du·ral .ep i d(y)u̇r əl adj situated upon or administered or placed outside the dura mater <epidural anesthesia> <an epidural abscess> epi·du·ral·ly ə lē adv epidural n an… …   Medical dictionary

  • anesthetic — anesthetically, adv. /an euhs thet ik/, n. 1. a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether. adj. 2. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas. 3. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to… …   Universalium

  • epidural block — regional anesthesia produced by injection of the anesthetic agent into the epidural space. Injection may be between the vertebral spines, in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar region, or into the sacral hiatus, which is also known as caudal block… …   Medical dictionary

  • epidural anaesthesia — noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery • Syn: ↑epidural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epidural anesthetic — An anesthetic injected into the epidural space surrounding the fluid filled sac (the dura) around the spine which partially numbs the abdomen and legs …   Medical dictionary

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