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block

 [blok]
1. to obstruct.
atrioventricular block
1. any interruption of the conduction of electrical impulses from the atria to the ventricles; it can occur at the level of the atria, the atrioventricular node, the bundle of His, or the Purkinje system. See heart block.
2. a type of heart block in which the blocking is at the atrioventricular junction. It is first degree when atrioventricular conduction time is prolonged; it is called second degree or partial when some but not all atrial impulses reach the ventricle; and it is called third degree or complete when no atrial impulses at all reach the ventricle, so that the atria and ventricles act independently of each other.
atrioventricular block, complete see atrioventricular block.
atrioventricular block, first degree see atrioventricular block.
atrioventricular block, partial see atrioventricular block.
atrioventricular block, second degree see atrioventricular block.
atrioventricular block, third degree see atrioventricular block.
Bier block regional anesthesia by intravenous injection, used for surgical procedures on the forearm or the lower leg; performed in a bloodless field maintained by a pneumatic tourniquet that also prevents anesthetic from entering the systemic circulation. Called also intravenous block and IV block.
bifascicular block the combination of complete right bundle branch block with either left anterior fascicular block or left posterior fascicular block. This is an imprecise though commonly used term; specific terms defining the structures involved are preferred.
bundle branch block (BBB) a form of heart block involving delay or failure of conduction in one of the branches in the bundle of His, as determined by an electrocardiogram. It may be complete or incomplete, transient, permanent, or intermittent, and is also named according to involvement of the left or the right bundle branch. It is impossible to determine if bundle branch block is complete or not. When associated with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction, bundle branch block identifies a high-risk patient. See accompanying table.
bundle branch block, bilateral heart block characterized by conduction disturbance in the right and left bundle branches; it may be alternate, intermittent, or permanent. Complete bilateral bundle branch block results in complete (third degree) atrioventricular block.
bundle branch block, complete heart block characterized by absence of conduction in a bundle branch or conduction delay, causing ventricular activation to occur largely or exclusively through the contralateral bundle.
bundle branch block, incomplete heart block characterized by delayed conduction within a bundle branch, resulting in a delay in activation of the ipsilateral ventricle.
bundle branch block, right heart block characterized by a delay or failure of impulse propagation through the right bundle branch; it may be either complete or incomplete. See accompanying table.
caudal block caudal anesthesia.
cervical plexus block regional anesthesia of the neck by injection of a local anesthetic into the cervical plexus.
entrance block a zone of depressed conduction surrounding a pacemaker focus, protecting it from discharge by an extraneous impulse but not necessarily from discharges by electrotonic influences.
epidural block epidural anesthesia.
exit block heart block characterized by failure of an expected impulse to emerge from its focus of origin and propagate; this usually occurs with a parasystolic focus, but is also seen with sinus, junctional, and ventricular rhythms. In cardiac pacing it means that the pacemaker stimulus is not of sufficient amplitude to stimulate the heart, such as when there is a very high threshold.
fascicular block heart block characterized by certain abnormal QRS waveforms ascribed to conduction disturbance in the anterior and posterior divisions of the left bundle branch.
fascicular block, left anterior heart block characterized by delay or interruption of impulse conduction in the anterior superior division of the left bundle branch, resulting in asynchronous activation of the left ventricle.
fascicular block, left posterior heart block characterized by delay or interruption of impulse conduction in the posterior inferior division of the left bundle branch, resulting in asynchronous activation of the left ventricle.
femoral block regional anesthesia of the posterior thigh and the lower leg by injection of a local anesthetic around the femoral nerve just below the inguinal ligament at the lateral border of the fossa ovalis.
field block regional anesthesia by blocking conduction in nerves with chemical or physical agents.
heart block see heart block.
intravenous block Bier block.
intraventricular block impaired conduction within the ventricles due to absence of conduction within the bundle branches, their ramifications, or the ventricles.
intraventricular block, unspecified any heart block characterized by an electrocardiographic pattern of intraventricular conduction disturbance and not qualifying as a bundle branch block or a fascicular block.
interventricular block bundle branch block.
IV block Bier block.
lumbar plexus block regional anesthesia of the anterior and medial aspects of the lower limb by injection of a local anesthetic into the lumbar plexus.
mental block blocking (def. 3).
metabolic block the blocking of a biosynthetic pathway due to a genetic enzyme defect or to inhibition of an enzyme by a drug or other substance.
Mobitz type I block a second degree atrioventricular block in which the P-R interval increases progressively until an atrial impulse is blocked. Called also Wenckebach's phenomenon or block.
Mobitz type II block a second degree atrioventricular block in which the P-R interval is fixed, with periodic blocking of the atrial impulse to the ventricle.
nerve block regional anesthesia by injection of an anesthetic close to the appropriate nerve.
paracervical block regional anesthesia of the inferior hypogastric plexus and ganglia produced by injection of the local anesthetic into the lateral fornices of the vagina.
paraneural block perineural block.
parasacral block regional anesthesia by injection of a local anesthetic around the sacral nerves as they emerge from the sacral foramina.
paravertebral block paravertebral anesthesia.
perineural block regional anesthesia produced by injection of the anesthetic agent close to the nerve. Called also paraneural anesthesia or block and perineural anesthesia.
presacral block regional anesthesia produced by injection of the local anesthetic into the sacral nerves on the anterior aspect of the sacrum.
pudendal block regional anesthesia produced by blocking the pudendal nerves, accomplished by injection of the local anesthetic into the tuberosity of the ischium.
The pudendal block. The pudendal nerves can be effectively blocked by a local anesthetic, thereby anesthetizing the perineum. From Nichols and Zwelling, 1997.
retrobulbar block that performed by injection of a local anesthetic into the retrobulbar space to anesthetize and immobilize the eye.
sacral block regional anesthesia produced by injection of the local anesthetic into the extradural space of the spinal canal.
saddle block regional anesthesia in an area corresponding roughly with the areas of the buttocks, perineum, and inner aspects of the thighs, by introducing the anesthetic agent low in the dural sac. Called also saddle block anesthesia.
sinoatrial block a type of heart block characterized by partial or complete interference with the propagation of impulses from the sinoatrial node to the atria, resulting in delay or absence of the atrial response.
spinal block spinal anesthesia.
subarachnoid block spinal anesthesia (def. 2).
trifascicular block an imprecise term referring to heart block characterized by failure of conduction, partial or complete, in all three of the fascicles of the intraventricular conduction system; i.e., there is simultaneous right bundle branch block, left anterior hemiblock, and left posterior hemiblock. In the setting of acute anterior wall myocardial infarction, this is an ominous sign. More precise terms referring to the specifically involved structures are preferred.
vagal block (vagus nerve block) regional anesthesia produced by blocking of vagal impulses by injection of a solution of local anesthetic into the vagus nerve at its exit from the skull.
Wenckebach block Mobitz type I block.
wrist block regional anesthesia of the hand by injection of a local anesthetic around the median, radial, and ulnar nerves at the wrist.

nerve block

interruption of conduction of impulses in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by injection of local anesthetic solution.

nerve block

n.
A blocking of the passage of impulses along a nerve, especially by administration of a local anesthetic.

nerve block

Anesthesiology A neurolytic or nonneurolytic modality used to block pain sensation Complications Bleeding, infection, organ or vessel puncture. See Block, Neurolytic block, Nonneurolytic block.

nerve block

(nĕrv blok)
Interruption of conduction of impulses in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by injection of anesthetic.

nerve block

An important method of producing an area of ANAESTHESIA by preventing nerve impulses from the area from passing to the brain. This may be done at any point along the nerve carrying sensory information from the area by injecting an anaesthetic drug around it. Nerve block anaesthesia is widely used in all forms of surgery.

nerve block

blockade of nerve impulses in distal tissues by injection of local anaesthesia around the supplying nerve (see anaesthesia)

nerve block

(nĕrv blok)
Interruption of conduction of impulses in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by injection of local anesthetic solution.

nerve block,

n 1. the reversible interruption of conduction along a nerve trunk or its branches because of the absorption of a suitable agent.
n 2. a regional anesthesia secured by extraneural or paraneural injection in close proximity to the nerve whose conductivity is to be cut. See also anesthesia, block.
nerve block, anterior middle superior alveolar,
n an injection delivered by digital syringe into the palate that is used to anesthetize the pulp, facial and lingual periodontal tissues of the ipsilateral maxillary anterior teeth and premolars. It does not cause lip or facial muscle anesthesia.
nerve block, anterior superior alveolar,
n an injection delivered by traditional syringe that is used to anesthetize the pulp tissue and facial periodontium of the maxillary anterior teeth.
nerve block, buccal,
n an injection using a traditional syringe that causes anesthesia of the facial periodontium of the ipsilateral mandibular molars.
nerve block, greater palatine
n an injection delivered into the palatal tissues that is used to anesthetize the lingual periodontium of the ipsilateral maxillary posterior teeth.
nerve block, incisive,
n a local anesthetic agent injected near the incisive nerves at the mental foramen that serve the mandibular premolars and anterior teeth.
nerve block, infraorbital
n an injection anesthetizing the pulp tissue and periodontium of the ipsilateral maxillary anterior teeth and premolars, including the first molar and its mesiobuccal root in some cases. One side of the nose, the upper lip, and lower eyelid may also be anesthetized.
nerve block, mandibular (inferior alveolar),
n an injection used to anesthetize the anterior two-thirds portion of the tongue, the pulp tissue of the mandibular teeth, the floor of the oral cavity, the facial periodontium of the mandibular first premolar and anterior teeth, the lingual periodontium of all mandibular teeth, the skin on the chin, and the lower portion of the lip.
nerve block, middle superior alveolar,
n an injection used to anesthetize pulp tissue and facial periodontium of the maxillary premolars and the mesiobuccal root of the first molar in some cases.
nerve block, nasopalatine,
n an injection used to bilaterally anesthetize the lingual periodontium of the maxillary anterior teeth.
nerve block, posterior superior alveolar,
n an injection used to anesthetize pulp tissue and facial periodontium of the ipsilateral maxillary molars. It does not always anesthetize the mesiobuccal root of the first molar.

block

1. an obstruction or stoppage.
2. regional anesthesia.

Arthur block
see segmental dorsolumbar epidural block.
bundle-branch block
a form of heart block involving obstruction in one of the branches in the bundle of His.
field block
regional anesthesia obtained by blocking conduction in nerves with chemical or physical agents.
block grazing
see rotational grazing.
heart block
impairment of conduction in heart excitation; often applied specifically to atrioventricular heart block. See also heart block.
inverted L-block
linear infiltration cranial and dorsal to the incision site; used for flank laparotomy in cattle and sheep.
block mating
mating of all the females in a group during a brief period, e.g. within the span of three estral cycles; a characteristic of seasonal animal farming.
metabolic block
the blocking of a biosynthetic pathway due to a genetic enzyme defect or to inhibition of an enzyme by a drug or other substance.
nerve block
regional anesthesia secured by injection of an anesthetic in close proximity to the appropriate nerve.
paracervical block
anesthesia of the inferior hypogastric plexus and ganglia produced by injection of the local anesthetic into the lateral fornices of the vagina.
parasacral block
regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic around the sacral nerves as they emerge from the sacral foramina.
presacral block
anesthesia produced by injection of the local anesthetic into the sacral nerves on the anterior aspect of the sacrum.
ring block
regional anesthesia by the injection of local anesthetic in a complete circle around a limb of a horse, or the teat of a cow.
sacral block
anesthesia produced by injection of the local anesthetic into the extradural space of the spinal canal.
saddle block
the production of anesthesia in a region corresponding roughly with the areas of the buttocks, perineum and inner aspects of the thighs, by introducing the anesthetic agent low in the dural sac.
sinus block
sinus arrest.
vagal block, vagus nerve block
blocking of vagal impulses by injection of a solution of local anesthetic into the vagus nerve at its exit from the skull.