Epidural Versus Spinal Analgesia

  • N. Rawal
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The efficacy, optimal dose, duration of analgesia and adverse effect profile of epidural Opioids have been extensively documented. However, there is a paucity of similar information for intrathecal Opioids. The intrathecal route is a direct one since there is no dura to be penetrated and the drug is deposited close to its site of action — the Opioid receptors.


Postoperative Analgesia Motor Block Intrathecal Administration Epidural Morphine Labor Pain 
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