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Bier block

Pronunciation: bēr

Definition: a form of selective intravenous regional anesthesia of the distal arm or leg in which a tourniquet is applied and local anesthesia is injected through a cannula in the distal extremity.

Synonym(s): Bier method, intravenous regional anesthesia

See Also: Bier method

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