Definition of Local anesthetic

1. Noun. Anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body.

Definition of Local anesthetic

1. Noun. (medicine) An anesthetic that causes loss of sensation only to the area to which it is applied ¹

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Literary usage of Local anesthetic

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"(Philadelphia Med. Times, June 26, 1886.) Quinine in the Treatment of Whooping Cough.-— The local anesthetic Action of Brucine and ..."

2. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... also a potent local anesthetic, being considered by many observers as superior to Cocaine in this respect. In therapeutic doses it does not seem to ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"A local anesthetic is usually unnecessary, and I think undesirable, because it slightly increases the danger of a local infection. ..."

4. Local and Regional Anesthesia: With Chapters on Spinal, Epidural by Carroll Woolsey Allen (1920)
"After a consideration of the foregoing table it is seen that novocain possesses advantages unequaled by any other local anesthetic, being absolutely ..."

5. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1901)
"Although the local anesthetic effect of cocain is amply sufficient for most of the operations we are called upon to perform, there yet remains a large ..."

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