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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Bupivacaine continues to be the most widely used local anesthetic for labor epidural analgesia because it provides an excellent sensory block.
Comparative evaluation of dexmedetomidine and fentanyl for epidural analgesia in lower limb orthopedic surgeries.
Epidural analgesia has been widely found to be the most effective method of pain relief, both at rest and on movement, after major surgical procedures (19,26-28).
Patient supplemented epidural analgesia after major abdominal surgery with bupivacaine /fentanyl or ropivacaine /fentanyl.
Material and Methods: Extent of catheter migration was studied in 240 patients receiving epidural analgesia for labor analgesia.
Patients in observation group received combined spinal epidural anesthesia and epidural analgesia.
Epidural analgesia is considered the analgesic technique of choice for labor.
It is encouraging to see that epidural analgesia is commonly used at our institution after major abdominal and orthopaedic joint replacement surgery (209/323).
The patient presses a button, prompting a prescribed bolus dose to be administered through patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) (Chawla, 2013; Yarnell, 2013).
By comparing backache following spinal and epidural analgesia, Dahl JB (1990) came to the conclusion that backache is more common in epidural analgesia (30% vs.
A randomized comparison of automated intermittent mandatory boluses with a basal infusion in combination with patient-controlled epidural analgesia for labor and delivery.