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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
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epidural

[¦ep·ə¦du̇r·əl]
(anatomy)
Located on or over the dura mater.
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In this study, we investigated the effects of intravenous and inhalation anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia on intrapulmonary shunt and arterial oxygenation in patients undergoing long term one lung ventilation.
investigated the epidural space depth in 1007 patients who underwent epidural anesthesia. In their study, the shallowest space was found at the thoracolumbar level (mean values: 4.1 [+ or -] 0.6 cm for men, 3.6 [+ or -] 0.5 cm for women).
Effect of high thoracic epidural anesthesia and local anesthetic on bronchial hyperreactivity.
Chin, "Lumbar neuraxial ultrasound for spinal and epidural anesthesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis," Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, 2014.
Patients were informed of the advantages and disadvantages of intravenous sedation and thoracic epidural anesthesia by an anesthetist before signing the consent form for anesthesia.
Our data support previous studies that used dexmedetomidine and fentanyl as additives to epidural anesthesia.
Postoperatively, the catheter was removed and after fading of the effects of the epidural anesthesia, patients were discharged from recovery and followed up two hourly for 12 postoperative hours.
The primary objective of this study was to compare clonidine and dexmedetomidine as adjuvant to ropivacaine for onset and duration of sensory and motor blockade as epidural anesthesia for lower limb surgery.
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(2) In addition to lowering rates of epidural anesthesia, Cluett, Pickering, Getliffe, & Saunders (2004) found that hydrotherapy also decreases rates of obstetric interventions.
Spinal versus epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery in severe preeclampsia: A prospective randomized, multicenter study.