spinal anesthetic

noun
an anesthetic that is injected into the spine
Syn: ↑spinal anaesthetic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • spinal — I. adjective Date: 1578 1. of, relating to, or situated near the spinal column 2. a. of, relating to, or affecting the spinal cord < spinal reflexes > b. having the spinal cord functionally isolated (as by surgical section) from the brain <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spinal — spinally, adv. /spuyn l/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a spine or thornlike structure, esp. to the backbone. n. 2. Med. a spinal anesthetic. [1570 80; < LL spinalis, equiv. to L spin(a) SPINA + alis AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spinal — spi•nal [[t]ˈspaɪn l[/t]] adj. 1) anat. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a spine, esp. the backbone 2) med a spinal anesthetic • Etymology: 1570–80; < LL spīnālis= L spīn(a) a spine + ālis al I spi′nal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • spinal anesthesia — n anesthesia produced by injection of an anesthetic into the subarachnoid space of the spine * * * 1. regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the subarachnoid space around the spinal cord; cf. epidural a. Called also… …   Medical dictionary

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