local anesthetic

local anesthetic
anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body

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: an anesthetic for topical and usually superficial application : an anesthetic intended to produce local anesthesia

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  • local anesthesia — n loss of sensation in a limited and usu. superficial area esp. from the effect of a local anesthetic * * * anesthesia confined to one area of the body; see also regional a …   Medical dictionary

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