local anaesthetic


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local anaesthetic

An ANAESTHETIC affecting only part of the body and not affecting consciousness. Local anaesthetics may be applied, usually by injection, directly to the part to be operated upon, or may be applied, at a distance, to the sensory nerves coming from the part (nerve block).
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A local anaesthetic is much safer than a general, especially for people with high blood pressure or other medical conditions.
The amide group of local anaesthetic agents include: bupivacaine, L-bupivacaine, lidocaine, ropivacaine, prilocaine, dibucaine, etidocaine and mepivacaine.
His concerns regarding local anaesthetic (LA) toxicity during continuous infusions are timely, however we must point out that the total infusion rate of 32 mg/hour, including the initial block dose, is within our department's policy of a daily maximum of 800 mg of ropivacaine per day for an average-sized adult.
Local anaesthetics are used to locally desensitise the tissues to allow surgical interventions.
The objectives of the study were to assess the effects of local anaesthetic agent wound infiltration/irrigation and/or abdominal nerve blocks on pain relief after CS, on the mother's physical, social and mental well-being, and on her ability to meet the physical, psychological and nutritional needs of the baby.
There are very occasional sideeffects to local anaesthetic but I think it is perhaps more likely the general stress of dental treatment had some effect on the fireman.
She said Dr Evans-Appiah had not instructed him to administer the local anaesthetic.
Moreover, it does not seem to produce clinically relevant differences compared with stimulating and injecting only at the tibial branch when injecting high volumes of local anaesthetic.
Sensation must be specifically evaluated and sufficient time allowed for local anaesthetic penetration of the whole nerve bundle.
Mr Ravindra introduced the hernia repair technique at Hexham in 1998 after a patient told him he had been obliged to travel to London to have his operation under local anaesthetic.
The procedure takes place under local anaesthetic and without the need for shielded rooms or robotic injectors, and patients can be discharged the next day.

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