pudendal anesthesia


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pu·den·dal an·es·the·si·a

local anesthesia produced by blocking the pudendal nerves near the spinal processes of the ischium; used in obstetrics.
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pudendal anesthesia

Local anesthesia used primarily in obstetrics (e.g., to facilitate pelvic surgery or childbirth). The pudendal nerve on each side, near the spinous process of the ischium, is blocked.
See also: anesthesia
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