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What is a local anesthetic agent?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Numbing med

A medication that blocks the electrical signal from traveling up nerves.
The numb sensation is the brain filling in the missing information from the nerves. Some examples are lidocaine, bupivacaine, novocaine, even cocaine.

In brief: Numbing med

A medication that blocks the electrical signal from traveling up nerves.
The numb sensation is the brain filling in the missing information from the nerves. Some examples are lidocaine, bupivacaine, novocaine, even cocaine.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Eric Nelson
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A nerve block

A local anesthetic is a drug that causes blockade of nerves in order to provide anesthesia.

In brief: A nerve block

A local anesthetic is a drug that causes blockade of nerves in order to provide anesthesia.
Dr. Eric Nelson
Dr. Eric Nelson
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