local anaesthetic


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local anaesthetic

n
(Medicine) med a drug that produces local anaesthesia. Often shortened to: local See anaesthesia2
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.local anaesthetic - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the bodylocal anaesthetic - 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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Warming the local anaesthetic agent to body temperature or up to 40C to 54.
Complications related to IANB injection include transient facial paralysis, trismus, local anaesthetic injected into blood vessel, self-inflicted trauma, damage to sphenomandibular ligament and pterygomandibular space infection.
TOP anti-ageing expert Lesley Reynolds, from the Harley Street Clinic, said: "It's little wonder that Sherrie now wants to have her facelift procedure carried out under a local anaesthetic.
You could also use thicker condoms or apply a local anaesthetic to the penis, which would reduce the sensation, hopefully meaning you would last longer.
The introduction of cocaine in 1884 as a local anaesthetic agent started an entire new era in medicine.
Where was the justification regarding safety for the dose of local anaesthetic administered using a technique that has a paucity of evidence to support efficacy?
As a result of attending the PACU course, the department is now looking into the introduction of a local anaesthetic toxicity kit for the recovery room.
They topically applied levobupivacaine, which is a novel, long lasting local anaesthetic with less systemic side effects onto the colonic mucosa of the rats that had had experimentally induced IBD.
The local anaesthetic may be administered by pre-or post-incisional abdominal nerve block (local anaesthetic injected to block the nerves before cutting the skin at the beginning of the operation, or after closing the skin at the end (9)) or pre-or post-incisional abdominal wound infiltration.
Patients were randomized to one of three groups: local anaesthetic, local anaesthetic plus hypnosis, and local anaesthetic plus attention.

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