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Noun: spinal anaesthesia
  1. Anaesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anaesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
    - spinal anesthesia, spinal

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

Encyclopedia: Spinal anaesthesia