cryoanesthesia


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cryoanesthesia

 [kri″o-an″es-the´zhah]
local anesthesia produced by applying a tourniquet and chilling the part to near freezing temperature; see also hypothermia. Called also refrigeration anesthesia.

cry·o·an·es·the·si·a

(krī'ō-an-es-thē'zē-ă),
Localized application of cold as a means of producing regional anesthesia.

cryoanesthesia

/cryo·an·es·the·sia/ (-an″es-the´zhah) local anesthesia produced by chilling the part to near freezing temperature.

cryoanesthesia

[krī′ō·an′isthē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, kryos, cold, aisthesis, feeling
local anesthesia produced by applying a tourniquet and chilling an area to near-freezing temperature. It is used to diminish neural sensitivity to pain during brief minor surgical procedures.

cry·o·an·es·the·si·a

(krī'ō-an-es-thē'zē-ă)
Localized application of cold as a means of producing regional anesthesia.
Synonym(s): refrigeration anesthesia.

cry·o·an·es·the·si·a

(krī'ō-an-es-thē'zē-ă)
Localized application of cold to elicit regional anesthesia.