local anesthesia

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local anesthesia

n.
Anesthesia characterized by the loss of sensation only in the area of the body where an anesthetic drug is applied or injected.
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Noun1.local anesthesia - loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction)
anaesthesia, anesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
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Especially for epidural anesthesia, local anesthesia before the epidural needle insertion routinely required.
5] Many approaches for pain relief such as intramuscular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), intraperitoneal local anesthesia, local anesthetic infiltration of wound, and adequate removal of gas are in use.
The aim is avoidance of opioids and includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), intraperitoneal local anesthesia, local anesthetic infiltration of the wound, intraperitoneal saline, adequate removal of the insufflation gas, heated gas, low pressure gas, and nitrous oxide pneumoperitoneum.