Glossary Term:

Title

epidural anesthesia

Phonetic

<b>ep</b>-ih-<b>DUR</b>-uhl an-es-<b>thee</b>-zhuh

Description

injection of anesthetic drugs into the space around the spinal cord. This is used to numb the lower part of the body while allowing the patient to stay awake. See also anesthesia, spinal cord.