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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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50 patients belonging to the age group 55-70 years of age who underwent oncological breast surgeries including Modified Radical Mastectomy under Thoracic epidural anaesthesia were reviewed between the periods of Jan.
Conclusion: The A to S time and the entire anaesthetic time were longer for epidural anaesthesia than for spinal anaesthesia.
Initial clinical studies of epidural anaesthesia have indicated that pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties for ropivacaine are comparable to those seen with bupivacaine5-6.
In all the earlier studies wherein ropivacaine was used for epidural anaesthesia in goats, the sensory analgesia was evaluated on the basis of the response of the animal to percutaneous pin prick stimulation [9,15,16].
Unintended subdural injection: A complication of epidural anaesthesia.
Under strict aseptic precautions, lumbar epidural anaesthesia was performed using 17-G Touhy needle with patients in the sitting position in L3-L4 interspace and location of epidural space was confirmed by loss of resistance technique.
Therefore, the chances of placing the needle in the subdural space may be greater than with epidural anaesthesia (20).
com/research/ba1531/the_hospital_marke) has announced the addition of the "The Hospital Market For Epidural Anaesthesia Sets In France" report to their offering.
Intrathecal anaesthesia and epidural anaesthesia are the most popular regional anaesthesia techniques used for lower limb, lower abdominal surgeries.
Hypotension is one of the most common complications of spinal or epidural anaesthesia for caesarean delivery (1-3).
Products covered include: spinal needles, continuous spinal anaesthesia sets, combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia sets, epidural anaesthesia sets and components (needles, catheters, flat filters, syringes and balloons for epidural space detection), needles for single shot peripheral nerve block anaesthesia, catheters/sets for continuous peripheral nerve block anaesthesia and plexus block needles (without stimulation).
Epidural anaesthesia is a versatile regional anaesthetic technique widely used in practice, which over spinal anaesthesia has the advantages such as it provides effective surgical anaesthesia which can be prolonged with postoperative analgesia, segmental blockade and better haemodynamic stability.