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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.
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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.
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block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.
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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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(9.) Moller JF, Nikolajsen L, Rodt SA, Ronning H, Carlsson PS.Thoracic paravertebral block for breast cancer surgery: A randomized double-blind study.
Kairaluoma et al [3] followed up 60 patients of paravertebral block upto 1 yr after breast surgery and found that the incidence of neuropathic pain was low (two and three patients in the PVB and control groups, respectively).
Because steroids block the transmission of impulse in nociceptive C fibres (5,6), we were interested in determining whether dexamethasone might prolong the duration of analgesia when administered for paravertebral block along with local anaesthetic agents.
Somatic paravertebral block decreases opioid requirements in children undergoing appendectomy.
Paravertebral block for open cholecystectomy in patients with cardiopulmonary pathology.
Thavaneswaran P et al 2006 Paravertebral blocks for anaesthesia and analgesia: a systematic review.
She reported on 41 patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy--lumpectomy with axillary lymph node dissection--who were randomized to paravertebral block administered intraoperatively or to general anesthesia.
Zahn, "Efficacy and safety of paravertebral blocks in breast surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials," British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol.
Thus we conclude that paravertebral block is as good as epidural block for pain relief post operatively.
To the best of our knowledge, most published ultrasound-guided paravertebral block techniques have used visualisation of the transverse process as the 'gold standard' for identifying the paravertebral space.
A thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is simple and easier to perform, and it produces a multidermatomal ipsilateral somatic and sympathetic nerve blockade in contiguous thoracic dermatomes.
Hepatic PRFA has been performed under various conditions, such as general anesthesia, intravenous anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, and thoracic paravertebral block [5-7]; however, it is usually performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation [8].