regional anaesthesia meaning

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  • Noun: regional anaesthesia
    Usage: Brit, Cdn (=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


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  1. Braun made important contributions in the development of local and regional anaesthesia.
  2. As it has low cardiac toxicity, it is commonly used for intravenous regional anaesthesia ( IVRA ).
  3. Regional anaesthesia during Caesarean section is different from the analgesia ( pain relief ) used in labor and vaginal delivery.
  4. Maintaining strict asepsis during any surgical procedure and regional anaesthesia techniques is vital in preventing the occurrence of the disease.
  5. Cubital and ulnar tunnel release can be performed wide awake with no general anaesthesia, no regional anaesthesia, no sedation and no tourniquet.

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