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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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(1-4) Lidocaine and prilocaine are amide local anesthetic agents but prilocaine is less toxic and vasodilator than lidocaine.
Here we report a patient with SUNCT who responded to intravenous (IV) lidocaine during the acute attack and is in remission for 8 months with prophylactic treatment.
(10) Various medical therapies, including topical (e.g., lidocaine gel or cream, comolyn cream) and systemic agents (e.g., amitriptyline, calcium citrate, desipramine, gabapentin, paroxetine, venlaxafine), have been studied in small trials and case reports.
(2/3) Pain on injection is particularly a problem in patients receiving propofol for colonoscopy since, unlike surgical patients, colonoscopy patients receive only propofol and lidocaine without sedative or opioid premedication.
At the hospital, the doctor attending to Collins used a syringe to put lidocaine into his ear canal.
This study is designed to show if 2% lidocaine hydrochloride with 1:100,000 epinephrine given only buccally could produce effective palatal anaesthesia in maxillary teeth for removal.