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conduction anesthesia


Definition: regional anesthesia in which local anesthetic solution is injected about nerves to inhibit nerve transmission; includes spinal, epidural, nerve block, and field block anesthesia, but not local or topical anesthesia.

Synonym(s): block anesthesia

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