Definition of Spinal

1. Noun. 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.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the spine or spinal cord. "Spinal injury"
Derivative terms: Spine, Spine
Partainyms: Spine

Definition of Spinal

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral.

Definition of Spinal

1. Adjective. of or relating to the spine ¹

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Definition of Spinal

1. an injection of an anesthetic into the spinal cord [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spinal

1. Pertaining to a spine or to the vertebral column. Origin: L. Spinalis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal

spinach beet
spinach blight
spinach dip
spinach mustard
spinach plant
spinach stools
spinae palatinae
spinal (current term)
spinal accessory
spinal accessory nerve
spinal anaesthesia
spinal anaesthetic
spinal analgesia
spinal anesthesia
spinal anesthetic
spinal apoplexy
spinal arteries
spinal ataxia
spinal block
spinal board
spinal canal

Literary usage of Spinal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"THE spinal VEINS. The numerous venous plexuses placed upon and within the spine may be ... Those situated in the interior of the spinal canal, between the ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Diseases of the spinal cord. London, 1908, II. Frowde. 438 p. 8°. 1. Diagnosis of Involvement of Single and Multiple Neuron Systems in the spinal Cord ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Any interruption in the spinal cord interferes with the carrying ... There then results disease of the spinal cord the symptoms of which will differ ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"The grouping of the afferent fibers in the peripheral nerves differs from that in the spinal cord. In each of the spinal nerves several varieties of sensory ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"Blocking of the spinal arteries by emboli rarely occurs. It may be produced experimentally, and Money found that it was associated with chorei- form ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1882)
"590 Diseases of the spinal cord. Bram- well . .757 Insanity and its treatment. ... 443 Roger and Damaschino, Alterations in the spinal cord in infantile ..."

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