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Medical Term:

hypobaric spinal anesthesia


Definition: spinal anesthesia in which spread of local anesthetic solution in the subarachnoid space is controlled by adjusting the position of the patient when the density of the local anesthetic solution is made less than the density of cerebrospinal fluid (hypobaric) by the addition of distilled water.

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