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What is the difference between local and general anesthesia?


Asked by tryin2BGOOD at 1:12 PM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • Local numbs the area where the procedure is being done. General puts the patient to sleep, and requires an anesthesiologist to monitor their breathing.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 1:16 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I believe local numbs and area, general puts you out...

    Answer by Anna92464 at 1:16 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Local means just numb the area being worked on and general is when they put you to sleep altogether.

    Answer by older at 1:19 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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