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Which of the following statements regarding local anaesthesia are true?

  1. Buffering lidocaine solution with sodium bicarbonate significantly reduces the pain of infiltration.

  2. Lignocaine/adrenaline preparations may be safely used for digital nerve blocks.

  3. Peripheral nerve blocks …

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