from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Partial or complete anesthesia produced by injecting an anesthetic into the spinal canal.
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- noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
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