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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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Liposomal lidocaine also is less expensive than EMLA, one study noted.
Half had EMLA on their right hands and ELA-Max on their left.
The remaining infants had been randomly assigned either to a group that was circumcised using EMLA cream as an analgesic or to a group that had been circumcised following application of a placebo cream.
Several studies have shown that the efficacy of these lidocaine preparations is equivalent to that of EMLA.
Some favor ibuprofen, 5 to 10 mg/kg, especially if EMLA cream is used, to avoid the unlikely possibility that simultaneous administration of EMLA cream and acetaminophen will produce methemoglobinemia.
Hall had EMLA cream applied 60 minutes before their blood was drawn and were given a bottle of sterile water during the procedure.
Group B: This group included 20 patients in whom EMLA cream was applied 60 minutes prior to venous cannulation.
To promote discussion on women in the aviation industry across Latin America, and to recognize the pioneers who have contributed to this sector, SITA is sponsoring the EMLA conference, which takes place February 28 at the Marquis Reforma hotel in Mexico City.
18 September 2017 - UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) has entered into an agreement with Mauritius-based Aspen Group's Aspen Global Inc business under which AGI will now acquire the residual rights to the established anaesthetic medicines comprising of Diprivan, EMLA,Xylocaine/Xylocard/Xyloproct, Marcaine, Naropin, Carbocaine and Citanest, the company said.
Table 1 Summary of injection technique, HA filler type, volume, initial duration, requirement for repeat injections or hyaluronidase and Author Product Technique Mancini et al (3) Restylane Topical EMLA, 30-gauge 2009 Juvederm Ultra needle, feathered layered N=10 approach, deep to orbicularis, upper lid pretarsal-pre levator region 10-20 units per lid Martin-Oviedo et al Restylane Topical ethyl chloride, lower (4) 2013 N=26 to upper lid, deep to orbicularis, pretarsal region, avoiding upper canaliculus.
25 to 10 mL (median, 2 mL) of 12% to 75% sucrose or 30% to 40% glucose orally 2 minutes before one to 4 injections (one study used 3 oral doses every 30 seconds, and one study added topical EMLA cream).