What types of anesthesia are used in infraorbital nerve blocks?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Karen M Byrne, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Examples of commonly used esters include tetracaine, procaine, chloroprocaine, cocaine, and benzocaine. Members of the amide group include lidocaine, bupivacaine, mepivacaine, prilocaine, and etidocaine. A simple way to help decipher which drug belongs to which class is to remember that the letter i appears twice in the spelling of the amino amides.


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