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Epidural anaesthetic. Anaesthetist injecting anaesthetic into a patient's back via a catheter. The catheter leads to the epidural space (the space around the membranes that surround the spinal cord). The epidural anaesthetic will cause a loss of sensation and loss of pain in the lower half of the body. The patient is being anaesthetised prior to surgery.
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