spinal anaesthesia


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spi·nal an·es·the·si·a

(spī'năl an'es-thē'zē-ă)
1. Loss of sensation produced by injection of local anesthetic solution(s) into the spinal subarachnoid space.
2. Loss of sensation produced by disease of the spinal cord.
Synonym(s): spinal anaesthesia.

spinal anaesthesia

A major form of local anaesthesia, performed by injecting an anaesthetic drug between two of the vertebrae of the lower back into the CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. This blocks nerve transmission in the adjacent spinal nerves.
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