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Medical Term:

continuous epidural anesthesia

 

Definition: insertion of a catheter into the cervicothoracic lumbar or caudal epidural space for the repeated injection of local anesthetic solutions as a means of prolonging duration of anesthesia.

Synonym(s): fractional epidural anesthesia

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