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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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In fact, there are anecdotal reports on epinephrine-related complications in patients with previously undiagnosed coronary heart disease; this is due to the low rate of its systemic absorption in fat and to its vasoconstriction effect, and the potential protective anti-arrhythmic effect of lidocaine.
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After cardiology consultation, amiodarone drip was discontinued, and the patient was given 75mg IV lidocaine bolus and started on lidocaine infusion at 1 mg/min.
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This article presents findings from a randomized trial of intra-urethral lidocaine versus a plain lubricating gel for pain reduction in men undergoing flexible cystoscopy Compared with the plain gel, use of lidocaine resulted in significantly less pain during the procedure.
Although effective in slowing the ejaculatory response, these simple lidocaine and benzocaine topical sprays and creams had two side effects which made them undesirable for repeated use by patients: significant loss of sexual sensation and transference of the anesthetic to the man's partner.
While lidocaine has been the gold standard local analgesia agent for the past 50 years, the search for a more effective agent has continued.
They randomly assigned 400 participants with painful central lumbar spinal stenosis who were to receive an epidural injection of either lidocaine alone or lidocaine plus a glucocorticoid.
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