Meaning of "nerve block"

the production of insensibility in a part of the body by injecting an anesthetic close to the nerves that supply it.

nerve block

nerve block
n.
A blocking of the passage of impulses along a nerve, especially by administration of a local anesthetic.

nerve block

nerve block
n
(Medicine) induction of anaesthesia in a specific part of the body by injecting a local anaesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it