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What is local anesthesia?

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Local anesthesia keeps you from feeling any pain in the small area of the surgery, but you stay awake.

From: What Is General Anesthesia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Effects of Anesthesia."

Mayo Clinic: "General anesthesia: How you prepare," "General Anesthesia: Overview," "General anesthesia: Risks," "General Anesthesia: What you can expect," "General anesthesia: Why it's done."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "What to know about general anesthesia."

National Health Service: "General anesthesia."

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: "Anesthesia Fact Sheet."

Nemours Foundation: "About Anesthesia."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Effects of Anesthesia."

Mayo Clinic: "General anesthesia: How you prepare," "General Anesthesia: Overview," "General anesthesia: Risks," "General Anesthesia: What you can expect," "General anesthesia: Why it's done."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "What to know about general anesthesia."

National Health Service: "General anesthesia."

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: "Anesthesia Fact Sheet."

Nemours Foundation: "About Anesthesia."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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