local anaesthesia


local anaesthesia
anesthesia confined to a particular place on the body

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • local anaesthesia — noun loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction) • Syn: ↑local anesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑anesthesia, ↑anaesthesia * * * local anaesthesia noun Anaesthesia affecting only a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • local anaesthesia — /loʊkəl ænəsˈθizə/ (say lohkuhl anuhs theezuh) noun 1. drug induced loss of sensation in a part of the body. 2. the administration of a drug to produce this effect. Also, local anesthesia …   Australian English dictionary

  • anaesthesia — n. loss of feeling or sensation in a part or all of the body. Anaesthesia of a part of the body may occur as a result of injury to or disease of a nerve; for example in leprosy. The term is usually applied, however, to the technique of reducing… …   Medical dictionary

  • anaesthesia — n. loss of feeling or sensation in a part or all of the body. Anaesthesia of a part of the body may occur as a result of injury to or disease of a nerve; for example in leprosy. The term is usually applied, however, to the technique of reducing… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anaesthesia — n. (BE) see anesthesia 1) to induce, produce anaesthesia 2) to undergo anaesthesia 3) general; local anaesthesia 4) the anaesthesia wears off * * * [ˌænɪs θiːzɪə] local anaesthesia produce anaesthesia (BE) see anesthesia …   Combinatory dictionary

  • local anesthesia — noun loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction) • Syn: ↑local anaesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑anesthesia, ↑anaesthesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • anaesthesia — [[t]æ̱nɪsθi͟ːziə, ʒə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Anaesthesia is the use of anaesthetics in medicine and surgery. The operation can be done under local anaesthesia. (in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use anesthesia) …   English dictionary

  • Local anesthesia — Intervention MeSH D000772 Local anesthesia is any technique to induce the absence of sensation in part of the body,[1] generally fo …   Wikipedia

  • Anaesthesia —     Anæsthesia     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Anæsthesia     (From Greek a, privative, and aisthesis, feeling).     A term in medicine, and the allied sciences, signifying a state of insensibility to external impressions, consequent upon disease,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anaesthesia — An [ae]s*the si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; an priv. + ? feeling, ? to feel: cf. F. anesth[ e]sie. See {[AE]sthetics}.] (Med.) Entire or partial loss or absence of feeling or sensation; a state of general or local insensibility produced by disease or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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