Definition of local anaesthetic in English:

local anaesthetic

Line breaks: local an¦aes|thet¦ic

noun

[mass noun]
  • An anaesthetic that affects a restricted area of the body: a minor operation performed under local anaesthetic [count noun]: the doctor administered a local anaesthetic Compare with general anaesthetic.
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    • Babies who are circumcised are usually given a local anaesthetic because a general anaesthetic is more dangerous.
    • It is carried out by an anaesthetist and involves injecting local anaesthetic or painkilling drugs into the epidural space that surrounds the spinal cord.
    • Surgery is done under local anaesthetic in the operating theatre.

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