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  Local anesthesia



Local anesthesia

    Partial or complete elimination of pain sensation, in the immediate vicinity of its application or injection.

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Pain
An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience primarily associated with tissue damage, or described in terms of tissue damage, or both.



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