More than 60 percent of American women choose relief in the form of an epidural, a combination of local anesthetic and narcotic administered into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord. —Melinda Wenner Moyer
Examples of local anesthesia in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOther forms of pain relief, like IV (intravenous) medications, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or local anesthesia may be available.—Kristi Pahr, Parents, 8 Sep. 2023 This can take anywhere from 10 minutes for local anesthesia with IV sedation to 45 minutes for general anesthesia.—Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 If local anesthesia is used, it is delivered by injection in and around the surgical site.—Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 Most of these procedures are minimally invasive with a small incision, and some are done with laser surgery.4 General anesthesia or monitored anesthesia sedation with local anesthesia are required to prevent the child from moving during the procedure.—Dagny Zhu, Verywell Health, 26 Jan. 2023 Picking against Tom Brady in the Super Bowl is like a root canal procedure without local anesthesia: highly uncomfortable.—Dallas News, 5 Feb. 2021 According to a 2016 paper published in ACOG Clinical6, one study of 199 people found that local anesthesia didn’t reduce pain during IUD insertion compared to a placebo gel.—Jessica Toscano, SELF, 26 Apr. 2022 The procedure favored by both Sobel and Frank, called tumescent liposuction, is performed under local anesthesia.—Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2021 In the study, a small hole was drilled into the skull of the patient, who was awake and under local anesthesia.—Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2019 See More
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