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Meaning of epidural anesthesia

epidu'ral anesthe'sia

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  1. anesthesia produced by the injection of an anesthetic into the lumbar area of the spine in the space between the spinal cord and the dura, which eliminates sensation from the point of insertion downward, used esp. in childbirth. Also called
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