caudal anesthesia

noun

Medical Definition of caudal anesthesia

: loss of pain sensation below the navel produced by injection of an anesthetic into the caudal portion of the spinal canal

called also caudal analgesia

Learn More about caudal anesthesia

Cite this Entry

“Caudal anesthesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/caudal%20anesthesia. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

Comments on caudal anesthesia

What made you want to look up caudal anesthesia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!