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Block

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.

Block

An exceptionally large amount or value of securities. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, trades of this magnitude involve institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.

block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.

block

An area bounded by perimeter streets.Many subdivision descriptions employ a subdivision name,and then a block number and a lot number to identify particular properties.The numbers are assigned when the subdivision developer files its plat plan with local authorities.

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I had a spinal block to numb the pain but even that failed.
In 2003, only six of his 43 hip patients chose the spinal block, but since the beginning of this year, all 42 patients have opted to stay fully awake.
Trautman and coworkers30 injected 10 ml of epidural normal saline after two-segment regression of spinal block and noted a paradoxical decrease in the duration of spinal anaesthesia.
Patients should be given an indication of the duration of the spinal block and told to remain in bed until full sensation and muscle power have returned.
High spinal block was the only anesthesia-related complication reported in large enough numbers to allow for generalizations regarding associated risk factors.
The Change of Upper Limbs PVI in Spinal Block (Comparison in High Spinal Block and Non-High Spinal Block)
And between us, we had plenty of drama: four inductions, two emergency Caesarean sections, five epidurals, one spinal block, one Ventouse delivery, one forceps delivery, one five-day labour, countless stitches and six healthy little bundles.
But Stacey, nervous and numb from the chest down from a spinal block, was shaking and wouldn't let go of his hand.
The following data were recorded intraoperatively by an investigator blinded to the type of needle used: 1) the number of attempts before successful identification of the subarachnoid space, 2) final sensory level of the spinal blockade, 3) incidence of failure to obtain CSF, 4) failure of spinal block, 5) time for placement of spinal anesthesia, and 6) amount of intraoperative analgesic supplement required.
In the operating theatre, a spinal block was administered by a wise man and a curtain was erected halfway down my body.
More serious complications include systemic hypotension as a result of lost sympathetic tone, and the adverse effects of a spinal block caused by the cephalad spread of the anesthetic.
While in theatre, she was given a spinal block for the pain but recalled falling asleep.