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Definition of "lidocaine" []

  • A synthetic amide, C14H22N2O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent. (noun)
  • A powerful local anaesthetic administered by injection, or topically to mucous membranes. Formula: C14H22N2O.HCl.H2O (noun)

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Use "lidocaine" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."