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What is used for local anesthesia?

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Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Local anesthetics

There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used.
Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few.

In brief: Local anesthetics

There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used.
Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few.
Dr. Marc Abramson
Dr. Marc Abramson
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Local anesthetics

Lidocaine, bupivicaine, tetracaine, mepivicaine, ropivicaine, etc.

In brief: Local anesthetics

Lidocaine, bupivicaine, tetracaine, mepivicaine, ropivicaine, etc.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Drugs

That prevent the "firing" of the nerve.
They do this by neutralizing the propagation of the impulse down the axon of the nerve. Locals such as Lidocaine (lignocaine in europe) or tetracaine or procaine but some people feel that simply injecting any safe liquid into the tissues can do this, such as saline--although i would stick with the better suited local anesthetics.

In brief: Drugs

That prevent the "firing" of the nerve.
They do this by neutralizing the propagation of the impulse down the axon of the nerve. Locals such as Lidocaine (lignocaine in europe) or tetracaine or procaine but some people feel that simply injecting any safe liquid into the tissues can do this, such as saline--although i would stick with the better suited local anesthetics.
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

The medications used for local anesthesia vary in type and specificity depending on the location being treated.
These medications are loosely grouped in to either an ester or amide local anesthetics based on their chemical nature and make-up. Your anesthesiologist will be able to discuss these chemical in detail for you.

In brief: See below

The medications used for local anesthesia vary in type and specificity depending on the location being treated.
These medications are loosely grouped in to either an ester or amide local anesthetics based on their chemical nature and make-up. Your anesthesiologist will be able to discuss these chemical in detail for you.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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