ring block

a circumferential ring of local anaesthetic solution used to block the nerves of a digit for purposes of minor surgery (see nerve block). Precautions are necessary to avoid vascular damage leading to gangrene.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ring block — a circumferential ring of local anaesthetic solution used to block the nerves of a digit for purposes of minor surgery (see nerve block). Precautions are necessary to avoid vascular damage leading to gangrene …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Ring of Fire — can refer to:Natural world* Pacific Ring of Fire, a region ringing the Pacific Ocean that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity * An annular solar eclipse * A United States colloquial term for a high amplitude jet stream pattern across… …   Wikipedia

  • Ring of Honor — For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). Ring of Honor Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertanment, LLC. Type Privately Held Industry Professional wrestling Founded 2002 Founder(s) Rob Feinstein C …   Wikipedia

  • Ring circuit — In electricity supply, a ring final circuit or ring circuit (informally also ring main or just ring) is an electrical wiring technique developed and primarily used in the United Kingdom that provides two independent conductors for live, neutral… …   Wikipedia

  • ring — 1 /rIN/ noun 1 JEWELLERY (C) a piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger: a diamond ring (=decorated with diamonds) see also: engagement ring, wedding ring 2 CIRCLE (C) a) a circular line or mark: Martha had dark rings round her eyes from… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ring — Windung; Kringel; Kreis; Reif * * * Ring [rɪŋ], der; [e]s, e: 1. gleichmäßig runder, kreisförmig in sich geschlossener Gegenstand: einen goldenen Ring am Finger tragen. Zus.: Armring, Dichtungsring, Fingerring, Fußring, Gardinenring, Goldring,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ring oscillator — A ring oscillator is a device composed of an odd number of NOT gates whose output oscillates between two voltage levels, representing true and false . The NOT gates, or inverters, are attached in a chain; the output of the last inverter is fed… …   Wikipedia

  • Ring of Red — Infobox VG| title = Ring of Red caption= North American box art developer = Konami publisher = Konami designer = engine = released = vgrelease|JP=September, 2000vgrelease|NA=March 12, 2001vgrelease|EU=June 15, 2001 genre = Turn based tactics… …   Wikipedia

  • Ring Trilogy — The Ring Trilogy is a series of novels by Koji Suzuki: Ringu ( Ring , 1991), Rasen ( Spiral , 1995) and Rupu ( Loop , 1998). Suzuki also wrote a collection of short stories, The Birthday (1999).Relationship to filmsThe Spiral film of 1998 was an… …   Wikipedia

  • ring — I 1. band, wedding band, engagement or diamond ring, symbol of love; earring, bracelet, armlet, anklet; loop, eye, eyelet; grommet, becket, ferrule, washer. 2. circle, circlet, round, roundlet, roundel, disk, an nulus, annulation, hoop, noose,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.