from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine.
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- 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
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