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Definition 1: loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for regional anaesthesia in the sense of this definition

(regional anaesthesia is a kind of ...) loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

(... is a kind of regional anaesthesia ) loss of sensation in the extremities

(... is a kind of regional anaesthesia ) regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia

(... is a kind of regional anaesthesia ) 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

(... is a kind of regional anaesthesia ) regional anesthesia resulting from the injection of a local anesthetic on each side of the cervix; used during labor and childbirth

(... is a kind of regional anaesthesia ) regional anesthesia resulting from the use of a local anesthetic to deaden the pudendal nerves in the region of the vulva and labia majora; used to ease discomfort during childbirth

(... is a kind of regional anaesthesia ) anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord

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