caudal anesthesia

caudal anesthesia
noun
regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia

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noun or caudal analgesia
: loss of pain sensation below the umbilicus produced by injection of an anesthetic into the caudal portion of the spinal canal

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Med.
anesthesia below the pelvis, induced by injecting an anesthetic into the sacral portion of the spinal canal.

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caudal anesthesia,
anesthesia produced by means of an injection in the lower part or caudal end of the spine.

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  • caudal anesthesia — n loss of pain sensation below the navel produced by injection of an anesthetic into the caudal portion of the vertebral canal called also caudal analgesia * * * see under block …   Medical dictionary

  • caudal anesthesia — Med. anesthesia below the pelvis, induced by injecting an anesthetic into the sacral portion of the spinal canal. * * * …   Universalium

  • caudal anaesthesia — noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia • Syn: ↑caudal anesthesia, ↑caudal block • Hypernyms: ↑regional anesthesia, ↑regional… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caudal block — noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia • Syn: ↑caudal anesthesia, ↑caudal anaesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑regional anesthesia, ↑regional… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caudal block — regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the caudal or sacral canal. Called also caudal anesthesia …   Medical dictionary

  • caudal analgesia — noun see caudal anesthesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anesthesia — Loss of feeling or awareness. A local anesthetic causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. A general anesthetic puts the person to sleep. * * * 1. Loss of sensation resulting from pharmacologic depression of nerve function or from neurologic… …   Medical dictionary

  • regional anesthesia — 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 administered to the pelvic region during childbirth) • Syn: ↑regional… …   Useful english dictionary

  • epidural anesthesia — noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery • Syn: ↑epidural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epidural — This article is about the anaesthetic technique. For the anatomical site, see Epidural space. For other uses, see Epidural (disambiguation). Did you mean Epidural hematoma, a type of traumatic brain injury? Epidural Intervention …   Wikipedia

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