Definition of Spinal anaesthetic
1. Noun. An anesthetic that is injected into the spine.
Generic synonyms: Anaesthetic, Anaesthetic Agent, Anesthetic, Anesthetic Agent
Specialized synonyms: Metycaine, Piperocaine, Piperocaine Hydrochloride
Medical Definition of Spinal anaesthetic
1. A local anaesthetic agent producing loss of sensation when injected into the subarachnoid space. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal Anaesthetic
Literary usage of Spinal anaesthetic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1920)
"Apart from the occasional meningeal symptoms, it is difficult to find any postoperative symptoms attributable to the spinal anaesthetic. ..."
2. Gynecology by Brooke Melancthon Anspach (1921)
"... lumbar interspace is a favorite site for injecting the spinal anaesthetic when it is desirable to secure a loss of pain sense in the perineum, ..."
3. The Diagnosis of Nervous Diseases by James Purves-Stewart (1906)
"Moreover, there is a risk of the spinal anaesthetic ascending too high, to the medulla and paralysing the vital centres there. This has actually occurred in ..."
4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"In adaptable cases the hypodermic may be entirely omitted. Local pre-operative preparations. The spinal anaesthetic is injected. ..."