[ UK /ˈɛpɪdjˌɔːɹə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɛpəˈdɝəɫ/ ]
  1. on or outside the dura mater
  1. 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
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How To Use epidural In A Sentence

  • BDC is currently conducting a Phase two placebo-controlled proof of concept study with the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor, etanercept, epidurally administered to a minimum of 40 patients with sciatica. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • Anaesthetists routinely provide epidurals for both vaginal and caesarean deliveries.
  • A third development during the same period was the growth of the obstetric epidural analgesia service.
  • A low-dose epidural is also a way of giving women a brief rest from the pain during early labour.
  • Three main types of lumbar sympathetic nerve blockades for pain include the paravertebral approach and spinal and epidural injections of local anesthetics.
  • Administration of an intrathecal opioid injection before continuous epidural infusion is known as combined spinal epidural analgesia, or the walking epidural.
  • Under epidural anesthesia, a single 4-mm trocar sheath was placed into the amniotic sac of the recipient twin. Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • He goes to another hospital next Wednesday where they will give him an epidural to try and freeze the affected area which should give him pain relief for a month at a time.
  • Adequate anesthesia can be obtained with an epidural, spinal or pudendal block.
  • Sia, “Rates of caesarean section and instrumental vaginal delivery in nulliparous women after low concentration epidural infusions or opioid analgesia: systematic review” BMJ 328: 1410 2004; L.J. Mayberry, D. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn
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