interpleural analgesia


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interpleural analgesia

The introduction of pain-relieving drugs into the space between the visceral and parietal pleura, e.g., to relieve the pain of thoracotomy. It is also known, incorrectly, as intrapleural anesthesia.
Synonym: interpleural block; interpleural blockade
See also: analgesia