Term: Epidural Anesthesia

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


Injection of a local anesthetic into the peridural space of the spinal cord beneath the ligamentum flavum. Often given during labour to provide pain relief. ( Source: modified from http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epidural anesthesia ).

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)