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

[(acetani)lid(e), a toxic compound formerly used as an analgesic and antipyretic (acet(o)- + anil(ine) + -ide) + -caine.]


(Pharmacology) a powerful local anaesthetic administered by injection, or topically to mucous membranes. Formula: C14H22N2O.HCl.H2O. Also called: lignocaine
[C20: from (acetani)lid(e) + -caine on the model of cocaine]


(ˈlaɪ dəˌkeɪn)

a synthetic crystalline powder, C14H22N2O, used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and to treat certain arrhythmias.
[(acetani) lid (e) + -o- + -caine, extracted from cocaine (to designate an anesthetic)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lidocaine - a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service


n. lidocaína, anestésico.


n lidocaína; viscous — lidocaína viscosa
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