Definition of Epidural anesthesia
1. Noun. Regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery.
Generic synonyms: Regional Anaesthesia, Regional Anesthesia
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Literary usage of Epidural anesthesia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Acute Pain Management: Operative Or Medical Procedures and Trauma Clinical by Daniel B. Carr, Ada K. Jacox (1997)
"Many obstetrical or urological procedures (eg, cystoscopy) routinely are performed using spinal or epidural anesthesia, and the addition of low doses of ..."
2. Local and Regional Anesthesia: With Chapters on Spinal, Epidural by Carroll Woolsey Allen (1920)
"... or epidural anesthesia should be resorted to. The region of distribution of the pubic nerve may, in many respects, be compared to that of the fifth ..."
3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1921)
"SACRAL OR epidural anesthesia The idea of anesthetizing the sacral nerves by injecting drugs into the extra-dural space through the lower end of the sacral ..."
4. Principles of Surgery by Worcester Allen Bryan (1913)
"Similarly, epidural anesthesia is being employed for anesthetizing the dorsal and lumbar nerves. The advantages of local anesthesia are manifest. ..."
5. Regional anesthesia by Gaston Labat (1922)
"... injections might have unconsciously been made, but occurred when a high epidural anesthesia was sought for as a substitute for spinal anesthesia. ..."