Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Topics in Local Anesthetics

Edited by Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo

Institutos Nacionales de Salud


Enrique Hernández-Cortez

Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, León

The fascinating history of local anesthetics was born in the Andean Mountains with the use of Erythroxylum coca and has gradually evolved into a group of safe drugs in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Their mechanism of action on the cell membrane produces anesthesia, analgesia, and side effects that can be catastrophic. Other effects such as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, and other therapeutic results have also been found and are still under investigation. Pharmacological advances in local anesthetics, the use of adjuvant drugs, and new regional anesthesia techniques have resulted in greater efficacy and safety for patients.Written by authors from around the world, this book examines selected topics on local anesthetics and their current use in clinical practice.

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Topics in Local AnestheticsEdited by Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo

Published: September 30th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80137

ISBN: 978-1-78984-944-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-943-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-820-1

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

6573 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Local Anesthetics

By Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo, Karen L. Íñiguez-López, Ana C. Cárdenas-Maytorena and Cristian D. Ramírez-Puerta


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2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Local Anesthetics

By Javier Marcos Michel-Levy


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3. Bupivacaine Pharmacokinetics in Pregnant Women

By Yazmín Guillén-Dolores


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4. Adjuvant Drugs to Local Anesthetics

By Nandita Mehta and Sayyidah Aasima tu Nisa Qazi


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5. Current Local Anesthetic Applications in Regional Anesthesia

By Jeffrey M. Carness and Mark J. Lenart


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6. Local Anaesthetics for Spinal Anaesthesia in Day-Case Surgery

By Margaretha Barbara Breebaart


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7. Local Anesthetics Infiltration and Wound Healing Process

By João Abrão, Marcelo Antunes and Luis Vicente Garcia


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8. Local Anesthetics in Odontology

By Enrique Hernández-Cortez, Cecilia G. Sandoval Larios and Juan Carlos Flores-Carrillo


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9. Complications Associated with Local Anesthesia in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

By Basak Keskin Yalcin


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10. Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity

By Divya Garg, Shikha Soni and Rakesh Karnawat


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