epidural

Type: Term Pronunciation: ep′i-dū′răl Definitions: 1. On (or outside) the dura mater. [Usage note: epidural and extradural are nearly synonymous, with the exception that epidural implies immediate proximity to the dura mater, and extradural may be unconnected with it.] Synonyms: peridural
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epidural

[adj] - on or outside the dura mater
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epidural

A form of pain relief for labour in which anaesthetic is injected into the dural space around the spinal cord. An epidural numbs the lower body, decreasing or eliminating pain, and enabling the woman to save her strength for pushing. It can completely numb the lower body, however, so she may be unable to feel the contractions when it is time to pus...
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Epidural

Injection of a local anaesthetic (drug that prevents the sensation of pain) into the middle/lower back of a woman before she gives birth. The drug prevents the woman feeling pain from the chest level downwards.
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Epidural

Given into the spinal fluid. An epidural anaesthetic is an anaesthetic given into the spinal fluid. Some cancer drugs are given this way.
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Epidural

An epidural is an anaesthetic injection given into the epidural space that surrounds the spinal cord, especially during labour, to numb the lower half
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Epidural

An injection of an anaesthetic substance into the epidural space of the spinal cord in order to produce epidural anaesthesia of the lower body
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Epidural

Relating to the outermost membrane covering the spinal cord.
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Epidural

Epidural: Outside the dura, the outermost, toughest, and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord. An epidural hematoma is a collection of blood beneath the skull but outside the dura. Common Misspellings: epideral
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epidural

<anatomy> Situated within the spinal canal, on or outside the dura mater (tough membrane surrounding the spinal cord), synonyms are extradural and peridural. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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epidural

extradural adjective on or outside the dura mater
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epidural

(ep″ĭ-doo´rәl) situated upon or outside the dura mater.
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epidural

situated upon or outside the dura mater.
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Epidural

[disambiguation] The term epidural (from Ancient Greek ἐπί, `on, upon` + dura mater) is an adjective referring to the epidural space, part of the spinal canal in mammals. It is commonly used as a shorthand for epidural anaesthesia or epidural analgesia. However, it may also refer to: ...
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Epidural

An anesthetic drug that is put into the epidrual space, a part of the spine near the spinal cord , that blocks the pain of contractions by numbing the lower body. The medicine is inserted through a catheter that is threaded through a needle. Generally, the epidural takes 20 – 45 minutes to take effect and will allow the mother to relax during chi...
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epidural

adjective, Greek epi = upon, Latin dura = tough, hence, external to dura mater.
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Epidural

Regional anaesthesia used during labour. An anaesthetic is injected into the epidural space in the lower spine.
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epidural

Having to do with the space between the wall of the spinal canal and the covering of the spinal cord. An epidural injection is given into this space.
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Epidural

The term epidural (from Ancient Greek ἐπί, `on, upon` + dura mater) is a simplified and all-inclusive term often used to refer to techniques such as epidural analgesia and epidural anaesthesia. The epidural route is frequently employed by certain physicians and nurse anaesthetists to administer diagnostic (e.g. radiocontrast agents) and ther.....
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Epidural

Anesthesia
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Epidural

Above the dura referring to the placement of an anesthetic agent or other drug in the spinal canal.
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epidural

an epidural block; an injection through a catheter of a local anesthetic to relieve pain during labor, usually done at the lumbar level of the spine
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Epidural

A local anaesthetic administered by injection into the area between the bones of the spine and the outer membrane covering the spinal cord.
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