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.
- Nerve block anesthesia
nerve block anesthesia n. Conduction anesthesia in which a local anesthetic is injected about the peripheral nerves.
noun 1. a group of nerve cells closely connected with one another and acting together in the performance of some function. 2. a source of information, authority, action, etc.: The communications room is the nerve center of a battleship.
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for neurone nerve cell n. nerve cell See neuron.
- Nerve conduction
nerve conduction n. The transmission of an impulse along a nerve fiber.
- Nerve centre
noun 1. a group of nerve cells associated with a specific function 2. a principal source of control over any complex activity: Wall Street is the financial nerve centre of America