local anesthetic


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local anesthetic

[′lō·kəl ‚an·əs′thed·ik]
(pharmacology)
A drug which induces loss of sensation only in the region to which it is applied.
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Distracting the patientwhen injecting local anesthetics is one of modalities for pain reduction.
Clinicians should attempt to utilize Intralipid in non-local anesthetic, lipophilic drug toxicities by modeling the dosing regimen used for local anesthetic systemic toxicities.
Comparison of Local Anesthetic Mixtures with Tramadol or Fentanyl for Axillary Plexus Block in Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery.
* The results of the present study supports the idea that precooling amplifies the pain threshold to stimuli such as a needle prick during local anesthetic injection and helps better patient management during routine dental procedures for pediatric patients.
Based upon these results, it appears that articular chondrocytes under duress from single dose local anesthetic treatment can be rescued by reducing the environmental temperature during treatment.
Results: Mean VAS, at the time of local anesthetic injection was 0 for group I and 2 for group II.
It was also found that the pain of the IV insertion with the use of lidocaine was less than the pain reported by patients whose IV was inserted without the use of the local anesthetic. Previous research has indicated there may be differences between men and women in both pain experiences and response to anesthetics (Fillingim, 2000).
ABSTRACT--Quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) for local anesthetics often contain experimental properties such as octanol-water partition coefficients or carbon adsorptivities.
Eventually, local anesthetics were developed that were more effective, and safer, than cocaine.
Many ways have been used to decrease postsurgical pain for example local anesthetic infiltration, gasless technique, low pressure pneumoperitoneum, saline washout and instillation of a local anesthetic agent in the subdiaphragmatic area4-6.

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