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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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It's also much more practical and able to carefully and accurately regulate the flow of Novocain to target specific areas of the teeth.
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.
It was time to move out on my own since I had some ideas that I had been having to pull teeth with no Novocain to get adopted," said Brown who also made claims that the network made no attempts to advertise the program.
Walker (2008) tells of going to a dentist to have teeth removed when this second, tougher persona took over and led him to refuse novocain or another anesthetic drug to numb the pain.
Maybe it's because the Novocain hadn't yet worn off or perhaps reality of how important this almost free healthcare service is to them kicks in.
AN HOUR LATER I SPILLED OUT OF THE CHAIR and staggered out to confront the receptionist: the Novocain, the harsh penetrative glare of the focus light, the unsettling feeling of hands and implements in my mouth tampering with small body parts, Neil's long, heated lecture on the evils of the inheritance tax ("The Death Tax is an assault on human decency
Dental students practice their Novocain injections on each other.
One prominent Canadian singer once described the work to me as "French Novocain.
Therefore, use of Novocain during dental procedures or use of other anesthetic agents, including benzocaine, tetracaine, and lidocaine, should not cause false-positive cocaine test results in urine DOA testing.