glove anesthesia


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glove anesthesia

[′gləv ‚an·əs‚thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Loss or diminution of sensation in the hands, corresponding to the area covered by gloves.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In glove anesthesia, the patient made a fist and continued to tighten it until the hand felt numb.
Once the numbness in the hand is established (glove anesthesia), the patient touches her abdomen with the numb hand.
Glove anesthesia should be used just at the time of late labor and delivery, but it is a process that a patient should learn early in the pregnancy.