Local Anesthesia Definition, Composition, Classification, Ideal properties and Complications

Local Anesthesia

Definition:

It is a local state of loss of sensation without loss of consciousness, in a circumscribed area of the body due to a depression of, excitation in nerve endings or an inhibition of the conduction process in peripheral nerves.

Local Anesthetic Agent

Deifnition:

Local anesthetics are drugs which when applied directly to peripheral nervous tissue block nerve conduction and abolish all sensation in the part supplied by the nerve. They are generally applied to somatic nerves and are capable of acting on axons, cell body , dendrites and synapses.

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Composition of Local Anesthetic agent – (click on the text to go to the post)

Properties of an Ideal anesthetic agent(click on the text to go to the post)

Classification of Local Anesthetic agent  – (click on the text to go to the post)

Duration of Action Various Local Anesthetic agents – (click on the text to go to the post)

Dosage of Local Anesthetic Agents – (click on the text to go to the post)

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