topical anesthetic

noun
anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
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  • Topical anesthetic — A topical anesthetic is a local anesthetic that is used to numb the surface of a body part. They can be used to numb the front of the eye, the inside of the nose, the throat, the skin, the ear, the anus, and the genital area… …   Wikipedia

  • topical anesthetic — a local anesthetic applied directly to the area to be anesthetized, usually the mucous membranes or the skin …   Medical dictionary

  • anesthetic agent — noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations • Syn: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anaesthetic agent • Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetize …   Useful english dictionary

  • anesthetic — I noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations • Syn: ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑anaesthetic agent • Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthe …   Useful english dictionary

  • topical anaesthetic — noun anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body • Syn: ↑local anesthetic, ↑local anaesthetic, ↑local, ↑topical anesthetic • Hypernyms: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Topical — This article is about topical medications. For other uses, see Topic (disambiguation). In medicine, a topical medication is applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes such as the vagina, anus, throat, eyes and ears. Many… …   Wikipedia

  • topical — adjective Date: circa 1525 1. a. of, relating to, or arranged by topics < set down in topical form > b. referring to the topics of the day or place ; of local or temporary interest < a topical novel > < topical references > 2. designed for or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Topical — Pertaining to a particular surface area. A topical agent is applied to a certain area of the skin and is intended to affect only the area to which it is applied. Whether its effects are indeed limited to that area depends upon whether the agent… …   Medical dictionary

  • topical — topically, adv. /top i keuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or dealing with matters of current or local interest: a topical reference. 2. pertaining to the subject of a discourse, composition, or the like. 3. of a place; local. 4. Med. of, pertaining to …   Universalium

  • Anesthetic — A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness. A local anesthetic causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. A general anesthetic puts the person to sleep. * * * 1. A compound that reversibly depresses neuronal function, producing loss… …   Medical dictionary

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