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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Which local anaesthetic should be used for local intraperitoneal instillation is also a matter of debate.
Our study demonstrated statistically significant faster onset of sensory and motor blockade and longer duration of analgesia in subjects receiving dexamethasone as adjuvant to local anaesthetic solution.
Taimur Shoaib, who owns La Belle Forme in Glasgow, said that advances in surgical techniques mean many operations can be done under local anaesthetic instead of under general anaesthetic in a hospital.
The mechanism of local anaesthetic agents is by blockade of Na+, K+ and C [a.sup.2]+ channels, thereby blocking transmission of pain sensation along nerve fibres and providing local anaesthesia and analgesia.
Easily identified 'imaging landmarks' formed by the sternocleidomastoid, the prevertebral fascia and the cervical transverse processes were used for the injection of local anaesthetic. The high success rate might have been due to the entrapment of the local anaesthetic in the cervical paravertebral space and in the direct spread of the local anaesthetic injections around the cervical nerve plexus.
They topically applied levobupivacaine, which is a novel, long lasting local anaesthetic with less systemic side effects onto the colonic mucosa of the rats that had had experimentally induced IBD.
The use of a local anaesthetic as either a bolus injection or a continuous infusion into the paravertebral space to provide analgesia is a long established technique.
Patricia who has asked to remain anonymous, had liposculpture, a less invasive operation where a liquid is injected to break up fat before it is removed through small incisions under local anaesthetic.
Consultant Mr Ravindra Karsandras, known to his patients at Hexham General Hospital as Mr Ravindra, has carried out 1,000 hernia procedures under local anaesthetic.
It is removed from the donor through a procedure using a local anaesthetic. Speak to the people at your next blood donation and they will give you more information about it.

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