[n] - loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
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regional anaesthesia noun loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is a...
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insensibility caused by interrupting the sensory nerve conductivity of any region of the body; the two primary types are field block (encircling of an operative field by means of injections of a local anesthetic) and nerve block (making of injections close to the nerves supplying an area). Called al...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. use of local anesthetic solution(s) to produce circumscribed areas of loss of sensation; a generic term including conduction, nerve block, spinal, epidural, field block, infiltration, and topical anesthesia. Synonyms: conduction analgesia
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A term used for local anesthesia. See Local Anesthesia.
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A form of anesthesia in which an individual is numb in a particular area of the body, but is able to remain conscious. The medication may be administered as one single shot or through a catheter in which medication is given over a period of time. An epidural and a spinal block are both types of regi...
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A temporary loss of feeling or awareness in a part of the body, such as an arm or a leg, caused by special drugs or other substances called anesthetics. The patient stays awake but has no feeling in the part of the body treated with the anesthetic.
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regional nerve block anesthesia
(from the article `Halsted, William Stewart`) By self-experimentation he developed (1885) conduction, or block, anesthesia (the production of insensibility of a part by interrupting the ... ...is the use of certain local anesthetics in throat lozenges to relieve the pain of a sore throat. Local anes...
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