Definition of Regional anesthesia
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Anaesthesia, Anesthesia
Specialized synonyms: Acroanaesthesia, Acroanesthesia, Caudal Anaesthesia, Caudal Anesthesia, Caudal Block, Epidural, Epidural Anaesthesia, Epidural Anesthesia, Paracervical Block, Pudendal Block, Spinal, Spinal Anaesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia
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Literary usage of Regional anesthesia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1922)
"Since the days of the innovation of local and regional anesthesia by Reclus, ... It stands midway between local and regional anesthesia, in that the ..."
2. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"He believes that by regional anesthesia there is a great reduction in ... Amongst the disadvantages of regional anesthesia are the necessity of considerable ..."
3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1921)
"... area supplied by it devoid of sensation (regional anesthesia). To the first class belong the topical application of analgesic drugs to mucous membranes, ..."
4. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"... thereby blocking the sensory conductivity of that particular nerve and rendering the area supplied by it devoid of sensation (regional anesthesia). ..."
5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1915)
"This method of anesthesia is a combination of terminal and regional anesthesia. Drugs Employed for Local Anesthesia.—Cocain.—Of the many local anesthetics ..."