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Definition of Locoregional anesthesia

Locoregional anesthesia: Anesthesia that eliminates pain only in the region of the surgery. This may be done by a "spinal" in which an anesthetic agent is administered by lumbar injection. Locoregional anesthesia is in contrast to general anesthesia on the one hand and local anesthesia on the other.

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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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