A patient receives epidural anesthesia.
epidural anesthesia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Anesthesia produced by the injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine, inducing regional anesthesia from the abdomen or pelvis downward and used especially to control pain during childbirth.
epidural anesthesia - Medical Definition
Regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine.
Variant of epidural
on or outside the dura mater
Origin: epi- plush dur(a mater) plush -al
anesthesia of the lower part of the body, by the epidural injection of a local anesthetic
in full epidural anesthesia