continuous epidural anesthesia
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con·tin·u·ous ep·i·du·ral an·es·the·si·a
insertion of a catheter into the cervicothoracic lumbar or caudal epidural space for the repeated injection of local anesthetic solutions as a means of prolonging duration of anesthesia.
Synonym(s): fractional epidural anesthesia
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