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brachial

 [bra´ke-al]
pertaining to the upper limb.
brachial plexus a nerve plexus partly in the neck and partly in the axilla, originating from the ventral branches of the last four cervical spinal nerves and most of the ventral branch of the first thoracic spinal nerves. It has a supraclavicular part and an infraclavicular part that give off many of the principal nerves of the shoulder and upper limb.
Brachial plexus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

brach·i·al

(brā'kē-ăl),
Relating to the arm.
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brachial

(brā′kē-əl, brăk′ē-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling the arm or a similar or homologous part, such as the foreleg, wing, or other forelimb of a vertebrate: the brachial artery.
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brachial

adjective Referring or belonging to an arm.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

brach·i·al

(brā'kē-ăl)
Relating to the arm.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

brachial

Pertaining to the arm.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

brachial

of or relating to the arm or to an armlike structure.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Dexmedetomidine in a dose of 25 [micro]g added to ropivacaine in supraclavicular brachial block for upper limb surgery significantly shortens the onset time and prolongs the duration of sensory and motor blocks without producing sedation in patients.
A randomized double blind prospective study to compare coinidine and dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant in supra-clavicular brachial block. Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied life sciences 2014; 4: 226-29.
The supraclavicular approach to brachial block is carried at the level of trunks of brachial plexus.
A significant difference exists between various local anaesthetics like Lignocaine, Mepivacaine, Bupivacaine in terms of Onset times, total Duration and safety profile when used in Brachial blocks. Ropivacaine is a newer long acting amide local anaesthetic found to be equally efficacious to Bupivacaine, but with a better safety profile when used in Brachial block.
The use of opioids as adjuvant has clearly increased the usefulness of brachial block in terms of prolonged post operative analgesia.
It has been used successfully in combination with local anaesthetics for procedures like spinal, [5] epidural [6] and brachial blocks [7] where it has been found to enhance/ potentiate the action of local anaesthetics.