Definitions of epidural
  1. noun
    regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
    synonyms: epidural anaesthesia, epidural anesthesia
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    type of:
    regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia
    loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
  2. adjective
    on or outside the dura mater
    synonyms: extradural
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