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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.

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Pudendal blocks were once commonly used and still occasionally used to block pain in the lower vagina, vulva, and perineum.
For example, if a woman had a second stage of labor lasting 1 hour and a pudendal block, the umbilical artery pH would be predicted to be 7.182 [7.236 + (-.032 + -.022) = 7.212].
Physicians used local anesthesia during labor in 87% of all deliveries, nalbuphine in 75%, pudendal blocks in 56%, and paracervical blocks in 48%, as well as other forms of anesthesia.