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anesthesia produced by the injection of an anesthetic into the lumbar area of the spine in the space between the spinal cord and the dura, which eliminates sensation from the point of insertion downward, used especially in childbirth.

epidural anesthesia n.
Regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine.


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    epidurography ep·i·du·rog·ra·phy (ěp’ĭ-du-rŏg’rə-fē, -dyu-) n. Radiographic visualization of the epidural space following the introduction of a radiopaque contrast medium.

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