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Local anesthesia is a method to deliver pain control medicine to
a specific area. It can be injected or applied to the skin or mucous membranes to numb an area and
its surrounding tissues.
Local anesthesia does not make the person sleepy or relieve other
pains. But it may be used along with other medicines that have
properties to relax the person or provide stronger pain relief.
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John M. Freedman, MD - Anesthesiology
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