Physiological effects of epidural analgesia/anesthesia

Patrick Burns

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An epidural is an injection into the potential space between the bony vertebral canal and the dura mater, whereas a spinal (subarachnoid) injection is an injection through the dura mater and into the subarachnoid space. By performing a spinal injection and bypassing the dura mater, the physiological effects of the injection are greatly enhanced. This is why the dosage is different between an epidural and spinal injection. Patient position and composition of the injectate greatly influences...
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventNorth American Veterinary Conference - Gaylord Hotel, Orlando, Florida USA, United States
Duration: 18 Jan 201422 Jan 2014


ConferenceNorth American Veterinary Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida USA


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