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Pharmacology of Local Anaesthetics

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Abstract

Local anaesthetics are the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in dentistry. When used at the recommended doses, they interfere reversibly with the generation of the action potential and with cellular impulse conduction by blockading the sodium channels in the nerve cell. This results in a local insensibility to pain stimuli.

Keywords

Sodium Channel Tertiary Amine Dental Treatment Lipid Solubility Amino Alcohol 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Department of PharmacologyAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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