local anesthesia

local anesthesia
Drugs that cause a temporary loss of feeling in one part of the body. The patient remains awake but has no feeling in the part of the body treated with the anesthetic.

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  • Local anesthesia — Intervention MeSH D000772 Local anesthesia is any technique to induce the absence of sensation in part of the body,[1] generally fo …   Wikipedia

  • local anesthesia — n loss of sensation in a limited and usu. superficial area esp. from the effect of a local anesthetic * * * anesthesia confined to one area of the body; see also regional a …   Medical dictionary

  • local anesthesia — n. see ANESTHESIA (sense 2) * * * …   Universalium

  • local anesthesia — n. see ANESTHESIA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • local anesthesia — anesthesia confined to a particular place on the body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • local anesthesia — noun loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction) • Syn: ↑local anaesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑anesthesia, ↑anaesthesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • anesthesia — [an΄es thē′zhə, an΄is thē′zhē ə, an΄is thē′zē ə; an΄isthē′zē ə] n. [ModL < Gr anaisthēsia < an , without + aisthēsis, feeling < aisthanesthai: see AESTHETIC] 1. a partial or total loss of the sense of pain, temperature, touch, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Local — generally means that which relates to a specific area or place, and is not vast or widespread.Local may also refer to:In medicine: * Local refers to a restricted part of the organism; such as a local anesthesiaIn computing: * Locale, a term used… …   Wikipedia

  • Anesthesia — Not to be confused with Paresthesia. For other uses, see Anesthesia (disambiguation). Anesthesia, or anaesthesia (see spelling differences; from Greek αν , an , without ; and αἴσθησις, aisthēsis, sensation ), traditionally meant the condition of… …   Wikipedia

  • Local anesthetic — A local anesthetic is a drug that causes reversible local anesthesia and a loss of nociception. When it is used on specific nerve pathways (nerve block), effects such as analgesia (loss of pain sensation) and paralysis (loss of muscle power) can… …   Wikipedia

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