epidural anesthesia

noun

Medical Definition of epidural anesthesia

: anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the peridural space of the spinal cord beneath the ligamentum flavum

called also peridural anesthesia

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“Epidural anesthesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epidural%20anesthesia. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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