Pharmacology of Neural Blockade

Christopher M. Duncan and Paula A. Craigo

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Pharmacology of Neural Blockade

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Chapter 2 reviews the mechanism of action for local anesthetics. Clinical features such as potency, onset of action, duration, and dose are discussed. Drug metabolism, toxicity (local and systemic), and its treatment are included. The chapter concludes with additional information on adjuvant medications (eg, epinephrine, clonidine) used to extend or enhance the clinical effects of local anesthetics.

Chapter.  2020 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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