noun, Medicine/Medical.
an arrest of the passage of impulses through a nerve by means of pressure on the nerve or by injection of an anesthetic into or around the nerve.
induction of anaesthesia in a specific part of the body by injecting a local anaesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it

nerve block n.
Interruption of the passage of impulses through a neuron by the injection of alcohol or an anesthetic.


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