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Medical Term:

continuous spinal anesthesia


Definition: insertion of a catheter into the spinal subarachnoid space and leaving it in situ to permit serial intermittent injection of local anesthetic solution for prolonged spinal anesthesia.

Synonym(s): fractional spinal anesthesia

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