Definition of intrathecal in English:

intrathecal

Line breaks: intra|thecal
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntrəˈθiːk(ə)l
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Occurring within or administered into the spinal theca: intrathecal injection
    More example sentences
    • Cerebrospinal fluid was obtained from the lumbar spinal taps or the intrathecal catheter.
    • Administration of an intrathecal opioid injection before continuous epidural infusion is known as combined spinal epidural analgesia, or the walking epidural.
    • The cerebrospinal analysis shows that the protein was elevated after placing in the intrathecal catheter and administration of chemotherapy.

Derivatives

intrathecally

adverb
More example sentences
  • Administration of intravenous therapy is associated with considerable risk for example, patients have died when cytotoxic drugs have been given intrathecally instead of intravenously.
  • The numerous instances in England where doctors have injected vincristine intrathecally, not intravenously, underline this.
  • Approved for oral and intramuscular use, it also is used rectally, intravenously, subcutaneously, epidurally, and intrathecally.

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