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local anesthetic

n.
An anesthetic drug that induces local anesthesia by inhibiting nerve excitation or conduction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Warming the local anaesthetic agent to body temperature or up to 40C to 54.4C (104F-130F) has been found to be a simple, practical and inexpensive option for reduction of paindue to local anaesthetic infiltration.2Sultan in 1997 after a reviewof a total of 758 papers published to study the impact of warming the local anesthetic, selected 11 studies that presented the best evidence, and concluded that warming significantly decreases the pain on injection.3Hogan et al.4in 2011published the results of a systematic review and metaanalysis based on 18 studies with 831 patients.
Mulroy and other investigators have now reported the significant impact of the route of administration of local anesthetics on an increasing prevalence rates of local anesthetic systemic toxicity reactions.11-14 The prevalence of local anesthetic systemic toxicity in epidural anesthetics ranged from 1.
The perfusion of local anesthetic was detained in all the cases.
The addition of opioids such as meperidine, fentanyl and morphine have provided effective and long lasting anaesthesia and analgesia.2 Tramadol, a synthetic 4phenyl-piperidine analog of codeine with its mu-receptor agonistic activity has central analgesic effects and also has peripheral local anesthetic properties that led to its use as an adjunct in peripheral nerve blocks.9
Subjects' self reported pain response was recorded on Heft Parker Visual Analogue Scale after local anesthetic administration during access cavity preparation and pulp extirpation.
All the 100 children received both pre cooling and local anesthetic gel application before infiltration anesthesia.
Local anesthetic injections are effective for treatment and diagnosis of joint pain, and are commonly used in the clinic, both pre- and postoperatively.
Researchers have devised a novel technique in which the potent painkiller saxitoxin is "packaged" inside specially designed fat-based particles called liposomes to produce a local anesthetic capable of blocking pain for up to a week following a single injection.
This may be due to the fact that all of the patients were pregnant and the high-pressure injection of the local anesthetic caused subsequent local edema and minor bleeding.
Of the 21 responders, 9 had been injected with only the local anesthetic; of those patients, 8 had avoided surgery during the intervening years.
I proceeded to give her an injection of local anesthetic, and, leaving her in the company of my chairside assistant, walked back to my private office to return the phone messages that were sitting on my desk.
"The form also noted that Ma was given general anesthesia--which put her to sleep--instead of the local anesthetic usually used for early-term abortions, according to Ma's attorney Weng Weihua,"

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