spinal anesthesia

spinal anesthesia
spi′nal anesthe′sia
n.
srg injection of an anesthetic into the lumbar region of the spinal canal to reduce sensitivity to pain in the lower body. Also called spi′nal block′

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • spinal block — 1. See spinal anesthesia. 2. obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal. Also called subarachnoid block. * * * spinal block, an obstructing of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by the injection of an anesthetic into the …   Useful english dictionary

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