local anesthetic

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local anesthetic

n.
An anesthetic drug that induces local anesthesia by inhibiting nerve excitation or conduction.
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Noun1.local anesthetic - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the bodylocal anesthetic - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
anesthyl - a mixture of methyl and ethyl chloride; sprayed on as a local anesthetic
antipruritic - a substance that relieves or prevents itching
benzocaine, ethyl aminobenzoate - a white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic
butacaine, butacaine sulfate - a white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic
ethyl chloride - a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic
Lidocaine, Xylocaine - a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
Ethocaine, procaine - a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine
tetracaine - a crystalline compound used in the form of a hydrochloride as a local anesthetic
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Exclusion criteria are patients not willing for the study, ASA Grade III and IV, cardiac patients, known sensitivity to local anesthetics, local infection at the site of injection, coagulopathy and congenital abnormalities of lower spine.
Although some physicians adopted the other extreme of not using any anesthetics, local anesthesia is simple, can be done in the outpatient setting and has reduced risk compared with general anesthesia or conscious sedation.