Blockade

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Blockade

The act of preventing food, medicine, materials and/or other supplies from entering or leaving a country. A blockade occurs when one country sends its military and sets up a perimeter, disallowing the blockaded supplies from being exported or imported. A blockade is an act of war and is obviously disruptive to international trade.
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Successful neural blockade does not guarantee the success of a neurodestructive procedure.
The book comprises 51 chapters that are divided into four parts: the first covers the pharmacology and neurophysiology of neural blockade, the second and third cover neural blockade techniques and their anaesthetic applications, while the fourth part deals with neural blockade and the management of pain.
Epidural corticosteroid neural blockade is used to reduce nerve root inflammation.
The contribution of regional anaesthesia, and more particularly peripheral neural blockade, is less well defined.
During the first half of the twentieth century, considerable interest developed in the concept of relieving chronic pain by the use of neural blockade.