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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

verb arrest, avert, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bridle, check, choke, clog, close, cohibit, constrict, cramp, curb, dam, debar, delay, encumber, estop, exclude, fend off, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hobble, intercept, interdict, interfere with, jam, leave out, limit, obstruct, occlude, oppose, parry, plug up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repulse, restrain, restrict, retard, shut off, shut up, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, thwart, trammel, wall up
See also: arrest, balk, ban, bar, barrier, bind, blockade, bulk, censorship, check, clog, condemn, constrain, constrict, contain, damper, deadlock, debar, defeat, delay, deter, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, disqualify, encumber, enjoin, exclude, forbid, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interpose, interruption, keep, kill, land, limitation, lock, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, obturate, occlude, oppose, parcel, parry, plot, preclude, prevent, procrastinate, prohibit, prohibition, real estate, resist, restrain, section, shut, stall, stave, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, toll, vicinity, withhold, withstand
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3 sessions of physical therapy (whirlpool or contrast bathing, TENS and gentle active-assisted ROM exercises, postural correction, elevation of the affected extremities) and NSAIDs were applied in all patients; other medications including antidepressants, calcitonin (intramuscular), peroral corticosteroids, synthetic ACTH (intramuscular), and bier block were applied in some.
10) Studies have indicated that less pain is associated with this approach than with intravenous sedation, (11,12) although results have been less favorable in comparison to the Bier block (Table 5).
In a study that compared the effects of adding either clonidine or dexmedetomidine to lidocaine during a bier block, it was found that adding dexmedetomidine improved the quality of anaesthesia and analgesia more than the addition of clonidine.