Anesthesia plays a crucial role during an operation since it depends on it, whether the patient feels pain or not, as well as whether they are awake or asleep in the process. It is difficult to think of complex surgeries without the use of this type of medication.
We can therefore define anesthesia as the use of medications or drugs to block the sensitivity or pain that a patient may feel during a medical procedure or surgical intervention. Anesthesia can be administered intravenously, also through injection in a specific area, inhalation of gases or vapors. Whatever the form of administration, it will affect the nervous system.
The types of anesthesia known so far and used in different cases are the following:
General anesthesia: It is usually administered intravenously, generally in a vein in the arm, or by inhalation of gases. In both cases the patient loses consciousness and is left with the sensation of having a very deep sleep. It is usually administered in complex surgeries.
Regional anesthesia: It is applied in an area reaching some nerves to numb a more or less wide area of the body. It is administered by injection and is often used in procedures such as cesarean delivery, for example.
Local anesthesia: It is administered in a specific part of the body, which is usually small. It is usually applied to the skin. This is the type of anesthesia used in dentistry.
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Donald L Neiffer,M Andrew Stamper
12) Epidural Anesthesia with Ropivacaine with or Without Clonidine and Postoperative Pain in Hemorrhoidectomies (Article)
Joao Florencio de Abreu BaptistaI
13) How to Use an Epidural in a Field Situation for Analgesia or Local Anesthesia (Article)
Jenifer R Gold
14) Anesthetic Technique for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block a New Approach (Article)
Dafna Geller Palti,Cristiane Machado de Almeida,Antonio de Castro Rodrigues
15) Topical Intrapocket Anesthesia During Scaling and Root Planing a Randomized Clinical Trial (Article)
Raquel Pippi Antoniazzi,Bruna Cargnelutti,Daniela Napoleao Freitas
16) Local Anesthesia in Dental Practice New Methods of Local Anesthesia (Article)
17) Local Anesthetics (Article)
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