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local anesthetic


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An anesthetic drug that induces local anesthesia by inhibiting nerve excitation or conduction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An anesthetic that causes loss of sensation only to the area to which it is applied

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body


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