Local anesthesia affects a limited area of the body; as opposed to general anesthesia, which affects the whole body.
The index of anesthesia history, Parts 1, 2, and 3.
2. A complete loss of sensation that affects the entire body with a loss of consciousness: The general anesthesia is usually accomplished after the administration of inhalation or intravenous anesthetics and it is commonly used for surgical procedures.
The surgeon used a regional anesthesia when operating on Mike's foot, dulling the pain from his ankle and down to his toes.