epidural

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epidural

1. upon or outside the dura mater
2. 
a. injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord
b. anaesthesia induced by this method

epidural

[¦ep·ə¦du̇r·əl]
(anatomy)
Located on or over the dura mater.
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When administered epidurally, it is rapidly absorbed into epidural fat and the systemic circulatory system, resulting in minimum contact time with spinal opioid receptors.
Effect of diluents volume on post--operative analgesia and sedation produced by epidurally administered midazolam.
Analgesic, behavioural and cardiopulmonary effects of epidurally injected medetomidine (Domitor) in goats.
6) Injection of corticosteroids epidurally or into the corresponding facet joint may reduce the inflammatory process and resolve symptoms in up to 70% of patients, but is only temporarily effective.
Delivery methods depend on the type of drug being administered, but may include: orally (by mouth), intravenously (either nurse or patient controlled [PCA]), intramuscularly (injection directly into muscle tissue), transdermally (adhesive patches on skin), epidurally (catheter into the spinal column), intrathecally (spinal), subcutaneously (under the skin), topically (on the skin), parentally (within food mixture directly into vein), rectally (suppositories), sublingually (under the tongue), and intranasally (nasal spray; Carpenter, 1997; Cheever, 1999; Cherny, et al.
The Phase I clinical trial is a dose-escalation study that will assess the safety and pharmacokinetics of single doses of DepoMorphine administered epidurally to healthy volunteers.
This study was done to evaluate and compare the efficacy, analgesic effects, post-operative analgesia of epidurally administered dexmedetomidine or fentanyl along with ropivacaine for patients undergoing lower limb orthopaedic surgeries.
The EEG electrodes were placed epidurally on the cortex, and the EMG electrodes were placed in the dorsal neck muscles.
Dexonaa was administered epidurally along with Inj.