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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general anaesthesia is unknown because denominator data are incomplete, the total number of anaesthetic deaths in SA is increasing, particularly in the group who receive spinal anaesthesia.
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Spinal anaesthesia was performed with the patient in sitting position after skin disinfection with Povidone Iodine and alcohol.
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Effects of isobaric bupivacaine in endoscopic urological surgeries under spinal anaesthesia.
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