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How does benzocaine function?

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Dr. Henry Garcia
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In brief: Benzocaine

Benzocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic.
It is an ester anesthetic that blocks both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions, which results in inhibition of depolarization with resultant blockade of conduction. It basically prevents conduction of the nerve.

In brief: Benzocaine

Benzocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic.
It is an ester anesthetic that blocks both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions, which results in inhibition of depolarization with resultant blockade of conduction. It basically prevents conduction of the nerve.
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