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.
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