Death usually supervenes before a numbing effect on the intestine can be observed.
Pessimism is numbing, demoralizing, depressing.
The emotional pain may seem unbearable without alcohol's numbing effect.
enslaved the mind by numbing our critical sense.
epidural in place because of the numbing effect.
In the case of Sympathy for Lady Vengeance it's a little too numbing, leaving the viewer indifferent upon the closing credits.
numbing sensation in my right foot.
numbing feeling was creeping up their limbs.
Many points in the development and mechanism of the nematocyst are disputed, but it is tolerably certain (I) that the cnidocil is of sensory nature, and that stimulation, by contact with prey or in other ways, causes a reflex discharge of the nematocyst; (2) that the discharge is an explosive change whereby the in-turned thread is suddenly everted and turned inside out, being thus shot through the opening in the outer wall of the capsule, and forced violently into the tissues of the prey, or, it may be, of an enemy; (3) that the thread inflicts not merely a mechanical wound, but instils an irritant poison, numbing and paralysing in its action.
An epidural will numb you from your waist down, while a spinal anaesthesia provides further numbing.
The most recognized menu items are Kung Pao Chicken, Hot and Numbing Fish and Twice Cooked Pork.
Think of it this way: Depression makes you forget about your life by numbing you, medication helps you feel your life again so you can face it with confidence to fix it.
During the procedure, the doctor applies a topical anesthetic or injects a local numbing agent into the soft palate, and may offer the patient a mild sedative if anxiety about the procedure is troublesome.
Removing a mole for cosmetic reasons involves numbing the area and using scissors or a scalpel to remove the elevated portion.
Medicines that numb the mouth, like viscous lidocaine or topical anesthetics only last for a brief time and, by numbing the mouth, may cause your child to further injure damaged tissues without knowing it.
Over-the-counter lip products that contain the chemical phenol (such as Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment) and numbing ointments (Anbesol) help to relieve cold sores.
The drugs frequently recommended are anti-inflammatory steroid mouthwashes, analgesics, and numbing ointments containing benzocaine.
The English word narcotic is derived from the Greek narkotikos, which means "numbing" or "deadening."
Over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams and ointments and numbing sprays and lotions containing benzocaine and other anesthetic agents can relieve itching as well.
Pain is not usually too much of an issue for clients and numbing creams are available.
When on the island one can sit in a small cell on "D" block and just imagine the numbing loneliness and frustration of living imprisoned so close, but yet so far, from San Francisco outside the prison walls and just across the water.
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