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Anesth Prog. 2012 Summer;59(2):90-101; quiz 102-3. doi: 10.2344/0003-3006-59.2.90.

Local anesthetics: review of pharmacological considerations.

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General Dental Practice Residency, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, 45409, USA.debecker@mvh.org

Abstract

Local anesthetics have an impressive history of efficacy and safety in medical and dental practice. Their use is so routine, and adverse effects are so infrequent, that providers may understandably overlook many of their pharmacotherapeutic principles. The purpose of this continuing education article is to provide a review and update of essential pharmacology for the various local anesthetic formulations in current use. Technical considerations will be addressed in a subsequent article.

PMID:
22822998
PMCID:
PMC3403589
DOI:
10.2344/0003-3006-59.2.90
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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