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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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The reasons for the low epidural rate in our study are multifactorial and include a limited number of anaesthetists available to provide labour epidurals.
In our opinion, there have only been a few paradigm shifts for labor pain management, for example, the discovery of local anesthetics and their utilization to provide spinal and/or epidural analgesia; and the finding of opioid receptors in the spinal cord that has facilitated the use of neuraxial opioids.
The sensory level was unchanged from the postoperative assessment and the epidural catheter depth was found to be unchanged.
The caudal epidural block involves placing a needle through the sacral hiatus to deliver medications into the epidural space.
Material and Methods: Extent of catheter migration was studied in 240 patients receiving epidural analgesia for labor analgesia.
With unilateral sciatica treated by caudal epidural injection of procaine & saline.
I duly had my epidural and my baby with an easy birth and became a fan of EA.
Ban Leong Sng, head of women's anesthesia at KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore, said in a statement, speaking about mothers who ask for an epidural early in their labor.
Thus, placement of a well-functioning and reliable epidural catheter is paramount in preventing the increased risk in maternal morbidity and mortality inherent in the morbidly obese parturient.
An epidural is an injection given into the lower back.
Epidural pain relief refers to local anaesthetics and adjuvants injected into the epidural space.
However, particularly in the case of breast cancer surgery, a sufficient epidural technique requires the insertion of a cervical epidural catheter at the C6/C7/T1 level.