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EMLA (eutectic mixture of local anesthetics) is a topical medicine
that helps to numb the immediate area of the body where it is applied by
blocking nerve signals.
The cream can be used
to numb an area before a variety of procedures, such as before inserting a needle into a vein.
January 28, 2010
Debby Golonka, MPH
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & John M. Freedman, MD - Anesthesiology
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