caudal caudal  /ˈkɑ dəl/


  1. (adj) constituting or relating to a tail
  2. (adj) resembling a tail
  3. (adj) situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises
  4. (adv) toward the posterior end of the body


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  1. The caudal technique may be dangerous in inexperienced hands.
  2. A silver needle is inserted into the caudal area, just below the spinal column, where it remains throughout labor.
  3. Many paralytics and iron-lung mothers have given birth to normal babies; their condition is somewhat similar to that induced by the pain-killing caudal anesthesia.


  • Optimal site for cell transplantation to treat spinal cord injury investigated

    ( Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair ) After laboratory mice received a contusive spinal cord injury at the T10 level, low and high doses of neural stem/progenitor cells (NS/PCs) derived from fetal bioluminescent-labeled transgenic mice were injected into four groups of mice at either the lesion epicenter or at rostral and caudal sites. A control group was ...
    on November 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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