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