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This editorial medical illustration shows a syringe needle drawing a local anaesthetic from a bottle, while in the background, you see the local anaesthetic working. The close up cross section of the neural synapse shows the green glowing anaesthetic binding to the sodium channels of the synapse, blocking pain signalling. The background is a field of interconnecting neurons with green glows around the synaptic junctions, indicating the action of the local anaesthetic. Also shown are oligodendrocytes that wrap around multiple neurons forming each neuron's myelin sheath.
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