local anesthetic n.
An agent that, when applied directly to mucous membranes or when injected about the nerves, produces loss of sensation by inhibiting nerve excitation or conduction.
An anesthetic that causes loss of sensation only to the area to which it is applied. (Compare general anesthetic.)
- Local asphyxia
local asphyxia n. Stagnation of the circulation, sometimes resulting in localized gangrene, especially of the fingers.
- Local authority
noun 1. (Brit & NZ) the governing body of a county, district, etc US equivalent local government
- Local colour
noun 1. the characteristic features or atmosphere of a place or time
[loh-kuh l-kon-tent] /ˈloʊ kəlˈkɒn tɛnt/ adjective 1. of or relating to the number or percentage of the components of a product, as an automobile, that are manufactured in a specific country: Local-content laws say 90 percent of the components of the car must be made in the U.S. or import restrictions will apply.