cryoanesthesia

Localized application of cold as a means of producing regional anesthesia. SYN: refrigeration anesthesia.

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cryo·an·es·the·sia (kri″o-an″es-theґzhə) [cryo- + anesthesia] local anesthesia produced by chilling the part to near freezing temperature.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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