5. True or false, the reports of so-called transient radicular irritation (now referred to as "transient neurologic syndrome") following spinal anesthesia PROVES that certain local anesthetics are neurotoxic?
The cause of transient radicular irritation is unknown. It is likely a mild toxicity that resolves or ceases to be clinically apparent within a few days. However, until the real cause of transient radicular irritation becomes known, its existence does not prove that certain local anesthetics are neurotoxic.
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