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

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

Encyclopedia: Regional anaesthesia