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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Gold Standard Technique that affectively fulfils all the above parameters, which effectively relieves both somatic and visceral pain is epidural analgesia (Walking Epidural).
Nowadays, less concentrations of local anaesthetics combined with opioids provides good analgesia with little motor blockade known as "walking epidural." The pain relief starts sooner and lasts longer than either drug alone.
Any anesthetic technique that alleviates pain without motor blockade can qualify as a "walking epidural," Dr.
"With a walking epidural, a woman can walk in the late stages of labor when she's most likely to benefit [from] gravity," he said in an interview.