• WordNet 3.6
    • adj epidural on or outside the dura mater
    • n epidural regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epidural Situated upon the dura mater: as, the epidural space, an interval between the periosteum which lines the spinal canal and the dura mater of the spinal cord.
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Women who had epidurals were also in less pain and were less likely to throw up than women who had the systemic pain relief.
Health officials say patients who received the epidural steroid injections at the heart of the meningitis outbreak need to be concerned longer than initially believed.
Richard Siegfried, a doctor who operates Comprehensive Pain Management in Sparta, said he had notified five patients who had received an epidural steroid injection .
A few puffs of nitrous oxide takes the edge off without an epidural.
A 65-year-old man is Ohio's first case of a rare form of fungal meningitis linked to epidural steroid injections to treat back pain.
Language barriers may help explain why Hispanic women in the United States are less likely than white women to receive an epidural for pain relief during childbirth, a new study finds.
"I Was Screaming for an Epidural.".
Language Barrier Blocks Epidural Use in Childbirth : Study.
Megan Fox begged for epidural during painful labor.
Several patients who have had such injections have contracted fungal meningitis due to epidural steroid injections that came from the New England Compounding Center after being contaminated.
Orlando Bloom Asked for His Own Epidural When Miranda Kerr Gave Birth.
Patient Positioning Made Simple For Spinals And Epidurals.
Two Toledo area medical facilities have removed products that came from from the same center whose epidural steroid injections are linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak.
An epidural steroid medication linked 105 fungal meningitis cases and 11 deaths across the country was not shipped to Oregon, state health officials said.
A tainted steroid believed to have caused an outbreak of fungal meningitis in several states has some Mid-Missourians worried about routine epidural steroid injections.