What does epidural mean?

Definitions for epidural
ˌɛp ɪˈdʊər əl, -ˈdyʊər-epidu·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. epidural anesthesia, epidural anaesthesia, epidural(adj)

    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

  2. epidural, extradural(adj)

    on or outside the dura mater


  1. epidural(Noun)

    An injection of anaesthetic into the epidural space of the spine, especially associated with pain relief during childbirth.

    Etymology: From epi- + dura mater + -al.

  2. epidural(Adjective)

    Situated on or outside the dura mater.

    Etymology: From epi- + dura mater + -al.


  1. Epidural

    The term epidural is a simplified and all-inclusive term often used to refer to techniques such as epidural analgesia and epidural anaesthesia. The epidural route is frequently employed by certain physicians and nurse anaesthetists to administer diagnostic and therapeutic chemical substances, as well as certain analgesic and local anaesthetic agents. Epidural techniques frequently involve injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. The injection can result in a loss of sensation—including the sensation of pain—by blocking the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of epidural in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of epidural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of epidural in a Sentence

  1. Zack McCormick:

    The goal of epidural steroid injection is not for long term ‘ cure, ’ but rather to( improve) symptoms in order to allow restoration of sleep, quality of life, and tolerance of physical therapy, epidural steroid injections should not be used as an isolated therapy.

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