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An example of a general anesthetic is?
An example of a general anesthetic is: Lidocaine Lidocaine is a common anesthetic used for local and regional anesthesia. [ The medication prevents nerves from conducting electrical signals, causing a temporary loss of sensation, notes the prescribing information approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. Lidocaine is a key ingredient in over-the-counter and prescription gels, creams, lotions, sprays and ointments that are applied to the skin for relief of pain due to sunburn, shingles or other conditions. Doctors may inject lidocaine into the skin to numb an area before
stitching a wound, removing a small skin growth or taking a skin biopsy. Lidocaine may be also be used for nerve blocks and other forms of regional anesthesia, including epidural anesthesia. Read more: ]
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