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A trademark for an anesthetic preparation of the drug procaine.
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Noun1.Novocain - procaine administered as a hydrochloride (trade name Novocain)
Ethocaine, procaine - a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine
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are accepted as the cost of mobility by society, but the cultural Novocain must wear off, because more than 100 people each day are dying in crashes we know how to prevent.
To get through later rounds of the trials, he was given 12 shots of Novocain to numb the injured area five minutes before each match.
Basic first aid stuff, plus Novocain, needles, sutures, that sort of thing.
But they can work like Novocain, numbing nerves and even memory.
You might add an imaginative prompt, such as "imagine you have just come from a dental appointment and your jaw is filled with novocain.
7, 14, and 30 day safter surgery the animals were withdrawn from the experiment by intracardiac injection of 1 mL 10% Novocain solution.
Donating one's body to science is a human kindness, but for the family left behind, death without ritual feels incomplete, like the extraction of a tooth without the benefit of Novocain.
With drops of numbing Novocain doing their work, he deftly extracted the object, which had been torturing me.
While I felt fine in every other respect, it was as if my dentist had injected an excessive amount of Novocain directly into my tongue.
Casey and I found a way to do the procedure painlessly by instilling 8% Novocain in the ear canal as drops to anesthetize the tympanic membrane.