HyperDic: spinal

English > 2 senses of the word spinal:
ADJECTIVEpertspinalof or relating to the spine or spinal cord
NOUNstatespinal, spinal anesthesia, spinal anaesthesiaanesthesia of the lower half of the body
spinal > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > spinal: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the spine or spinal cord.
  • "spinal cord"
  • "spinal injury"
Spanishespinal, raquídeo, vertebral
Nounsspinea sharp rigid animal process or appendage
spinethe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
Adverbsspinallyin the spine
English > spinal: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaninganesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord.
Synonymsspinal anesthesia, spinal anaesthesia
Narrowersaddle block anesthesia, saddle block anaesthesiaThe parts of a patient's body that would touch a saddle if the patient were sitting in one are anesthetized by injecting a local anesthetic into the spinal cord
Broaderregional anesthesia, regional anaesthesiaLoss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)

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