Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic amide, C14H22N2O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.

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  • n. A local anesthetic that is also used as a antiarrhythmic drug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes

Etymologies

(acetani)lid(e) + -caine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And then a safer form of - what are called lidocaine and novocaine, which is a similar drug to cocaine but it doesn't have that euphoric effect, has been used and is used all the time by dentists and people who need to do local anesthesia.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The other trial will compare treatment with the drug amiodarone, another drug called lidocaine, or neither medication a salt-water placebo in participants with shock -resistant ventricular fibrillation, a condition in which the heart beats chaotically instead of pumping blood.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Only two days after Jackson's death, according to Walgren, did he acknowledge to the police that he had administered the drug - and then said he had injected just 25mg, diluted with another drug called lidocaine.

    The Guardian World News

  • McNamee ever injected into him was a pain-killer called lidocaine and the vitamin B-12.

    Edmonton Sun

  • If Clemens makes it, he should be depicted with a syringe of lidocaine, which is what Clemens says his trainer injected into him. "

    Warren Goldstein: Losing It -- Over Steroids, Emotion, and Hillary Clinton

  • Many of them come with a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine or benzocaine, that can provide almost instant relief.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • It might be cure by some drugs too such as lidocaine, benzodiazepines and many other kinds of medications.

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  • These topical anesthetics contain anesthetic drugs such as lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, and prilocaine in a cream, ointment, or gel.

    Emaxhealth

  • The results are surprising, because local anesthetics such as lidocaine are usually injected close to the nerve to numb the area for surgery.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • She finally said, "I can inject the heel and the foot with cortisone and if there's instant relief from the lidocaine, we'll know it's a nerve or other soft tissue problem."

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