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Noun: pudendal block
  1. Regional anaesthesia resulting from the use of a local anaesthetic to deaden the pudendal nerves in the region of the vulva and labia majora; used to ease discomfort during childbirth

Derived forms: pudendal blocks

Type of: regional anaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], regional anesthesia [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Pudendal block