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Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Drugs

  • Cassandra Wasson
  • Albert Kelly
  • David Ninan
  • Quy Tran
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the reader to the classification of local anesthetics. It also discusses the mechanism of local anesthetics and how they are metabolized, as well as the side effects that can be encountered.

Keywords

Classification Ionization Metabolism Mechanism Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) Tissue toxicity Allergic reactions 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassandra Wasson
    • 1
  • Albert Kelly
    • 1
  • David Ninan
    • 2
  • Quy Tran
    • 3
  1. 1.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterMoreno ValleyUSA
  2. 2.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.Harbor–UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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