nerve block(redirected from buccal nerve block)
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A blocking of the passage of impulses along a nerve, especially by administration of a local anesthetic.
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(Medicine) induction of anaesthesia in a specific part of the body by injecting a local anaesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it
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