NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,054 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- regional anesthesia
- listen (REE-juh-nul A-nes-THEE-zhuh)
- A temporary loss of feeling or awareness in a part of the body, such as an arm or a leg, caused by special drugs or other substances called anesthetics. The patient stays awake but has no feeling in the part of the body treated with the anesthetic.