nerve block

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nerve block

n.
A blocking of the passage of impulses along a nerve, especially by administration of a local anesthetic.
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nerve block

n
(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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For the mandibular nerve block, the needle is introduced in the anterior-to-posterior direction to target the area posterior to the lateral pterygoid plate and between the medial and lateral pterygoid muscles (Figures 8(b) and 8(c)).
Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block provides sensory anesthesia to virtually the entire distribution of V3.
Some other studies have investigated the administration of different analgesics such as non-streoid anti-inflammatory medications before nerve block injection in order to enhance the success of mandibular nerve block [14,15].