from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Superficial loss of sensation in the mucous membranes or the skin, produced by direct application of a local anesthetic. Also called surface analgesia.
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- n. loss of sensation confined to the skin or mucous surfaces (as when benzocaine or Lidocaine is applied to the surface)
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