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Pronunciation: bar′bō-tahzh′

Definition: A method of spinal anesthesia in which a portion of the anesthetic solution is injected into the cerebrospinal fluid, which is then aspirated back into the syringe and reinjected.

[Fr. barboter, to dabble]

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