nerve block

nerve block
noun
: an interruption of the passage of impulses through a nerve (as with pressure or narcotization); sometimes : block anesthesia

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Med.
an arrest of the passage of impulses through a nerve by means of pressure on the nerve or by injection of an anesthetic into or around the nerve.
[1920-25]

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nerve block noun
Local anaesthesia produced by injecting an anaesthetic into the nerve or nerves supplying that part of the body
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Main Entry:nerve

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n. Medicine the production of insensibility in a part of the body by injecting an anesthetic close to the nerves that supply it

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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