Spinal anaesthesia

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spinal anaesthesia

A form of regional anaesthesia that involves the injection of an anaesthetic into the epidural space (in the spinal canal), at predetermined location along the spine, to produce anaesthesia in all body regions that are supplied by nerves that arise below the anatomic region of the block. Often used for obstetrical procedures.

Origin: Gr. Aisthesis = sensation