spinal anesthetic


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spi·nal an·es·thet·ic

a local anesthetic agent producing loss of sensation when injected into the subarachnoid space.

spi·nal an·es·thet·ic

(spīnăl anes-thetik)
Local anesthetic agent producing loss of sensation when injected into subarachnoid space.
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We identified all mepivacaine spinal anesthetics by searching our regional anesthesia database, which captures data for all neuraxial blocks performed in the block procedure room at our institution.
Study of Frances observed bradycardia in 6 out of 14 patients and study conducted by Mohamed noted bradycardia in 1 out of 5 patients receiving pethidine as spinal anesthetic agent.
Of course, it would have been preferable during the pre-anesthetic visit for the anesthesiologist to have discussed the situation with the patient, to have explained the value of the proposed spinal anesthetic technique, and to have attempted to allay the patient's concerns, perhaps thereby avoiding the injury that occurred.
We set out to determine the effects of low-dose ketamine on postoperative course when given intravenously at preincision after spinal anesthetic for Caesarean section delivery.
The addition of adjuvants prolongs the spinal anesthetic duration in addition to increased post-operative analgesic duration.
Although all studies agree that right or left lateral decubitus positions can be used equally well, (12-14) the results with respect to the success rate & hemodynamic effects between the lateral & sitting position during spinal anesthetic techniques are more conflicting.
The low dose hyperbaric spinal anesthetic provides a block that is dense in lower thoracic, lumbar and sacral areas and is ideally suited to perineal, urologic and lower extremity surgery.
Fifty-four patients with symptomatic anal fissure undergoing lateral sphincterotomy were randomized to the local anesthetic (LA group) or the spinal anesthetic (SA group) by the use of random numbers.
A retrospective analysis of failed spinal anesthetic attempts in a community hospital.
(30) The antinociceptive effect may explain the prolongation of the sensory block when added to spinal anesthetics. The prolongation of the motor block of spinal anesthetics may result from the binding of alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonists to motor neurons in the dorsal horn.