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Medical Term:

local anesthesia


Definition: a general term referring to topical, infiltration, field block, or nerve block anesthesia but usually not to spinal or epidural anesthesia; may also refer to pharmacologic agents used to achieve local anesthesia.

See Also: local anesthetics, under anesthetic

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