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 blockage of the passage of impulses along a nerve, especially by administration of a local anesthetic.

nerve block

nerve block

n
(Medicine) induction of anesthesia in a specific part of the body by injection of a local anesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it