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epidural

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adjective epi·du·ral \ˌe-pi-ˈd(y)u̇r-əl\

Definition of epidural

  1. :  situated upon or administered or placed outside the dura mater epidural anesthesia an epidural abscess

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First Known Use of epidural

1882


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epidural

noun epi·du·ral

Definition of epidural

  1. :  an injection of a local anesthetic into the space outside the dura mater of the spinal cord in the lower back region to produce loss of sensation especially in the abdomen or pelvic region

Examples of epidural in a Sentence

  1. Many women undergoing childbirth are given epidurals.

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First Known Use of epidural

1970


EPIDURAL Defined for English Language Learners

epidural

noun

Definition of epidural for English Language Learners

  • medical : an injection of a substance into a person's spine to cause the lower part of the body to become unable to feel pain


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epidural

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adjective epi·du·ral \ˌep-i-ˈd(y)u̇r-əl\

Medical Definition of epidural

  1. :  situated upon or administered or placed outside the dura mater epidural injections an epidural abscess

epidurally

\-ə-lē\play adverb

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epidural

noun epi·du·ral

Medical Definition of epidural

  1. :  an injection of an anesthetic to produce epidural anesthesia

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