Definition of epidural in English:
adjectiveAnatomy & Medicine
On or around the dura mater, in particular (of an anaesthetic) introduced into the space around the dura mater of the spinal cord.
- They can also be given in the epidural space in the spinal column where nerves exit.
- They can also be given through an epidural catheter (a thin tube).
- The neurologist who examined her found and drained an epidural abscess from the lumbar region.
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An epidural anaesthetic, used especially in childbirth to produce loss of sensation below the waist.
- Anaesthetists routinely provide epidurals for both vaginal and caesarean deliveries.
- Most hospitals use IV medicines or epidurals for pain relief.
- Little attention has been paid to other obstetric interventions such as epidurals, episiotomies, and instrumental births
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