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Noun: regional anesthesia
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: regional anaesthesia)
  1. Loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
    - regional anaesthesia [Brit, Cdn]

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

Encyclopedia: Regional anesthesia