intrathecal


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intrathecal

 [in″trah-the´kal]
1. within a sheath.
2. through the theca of the spinal cord into the subarachnoid space.

in·tra·the·cal

(in'tră-thē'kăl),
1. Within a sheath.
2. Within either the subarachnoid or the subdural space.

intrathecal

adjective Within a sheath; specifically, the spinal canal (in the subarachnoid or subdural space).

intrathecal

adjective Within a sheath, specifically, the spinal canal–in the subarachnoid or subdural space

in·tra·the·cal

(IT) (in'tră-thē'kăl)
1. Within a sheath.
2. Within the subarachnoid or subdural space.

intrathecal

1. Within a sheath.
2. Within the SUBARACHNOID SPACE.

Intrathecal

Introduced into or occurring in the space under the arachnoid membrane which covers the brain and spinal cord.
Mentioned in: Muscle Relaxants

in·tra·the·cal

(IT) (in'tră-thē'kăl)
Within a sheath.
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CT myelogram is performed with the use of intrathecal contrast agent for an improved and enhanced visualization of spinal cord lesions.
Conclusion: This study showed that intrathecal tramadol (25mg) can safely be used along with bupivacaine in subarachnoid blockade to prolong the duration of analgesia and improve the quality of anesthesia as well.
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