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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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Conduction anesthesia in which there is loss of sensation, produced by injecting local anesthesia along the course of a nerve or nerves to prevent the conduction of impulses to and from the area supplied by that nerve or nerves.
We were secure in our personal knowledge that local anesthesia was very safe, and that there had not been any deaths related to local anesthesia administered by dermatologists in Ohio (or anywhere else).
The aim of this study was to determine the mean blood glucose concentration in patients with diabetes undergoing tooth extraction after administration of local anesthesia with or without adrenaline.
This 30-chapter guide explains anesthesia considerations for oral and maxillofacial surgery in office settings, covering principles of anesthesia administration, including the pharmacology of common agents, monitoring, preoperative evaluation, the airway, local anesthesia, analgesia, and antibiotics; anesthesia and comorbid diseases of various systems and their pathophysiology and diagnosis, management, and anesthetic considerations, as well as normal anatomy and physiology; and anesthesia in specific patient groups, including patients with hematological diseases, cancer patients, geriatric patients, special needs populations, children, pregnant women, obese patients and those with obstructive sleep apnea, and substance abuse patients.
SPOT LIPO - liposuction targeted to specific areas such as neck, belly and thighs, under local anesthesia.
Pain, local anesthesia, hair restoration, nerve block.
Background: The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate perceptions of local anesthesia learners and to identify practices that would aid in increasing and improving clinical confidence and performance.
Although the aim of local anesthesia is to eliminate pain during dental procedures, the fear connected to the needle puncture is frequently considered a reason for not visiting the dentist [4-6].

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