Definition of lidocaine
: a crystalline compound C14H22N2O that is used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and as an antiarrhythmic agent
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Two weeks after Mr. Shields was admitted, doctors tried lidocaine — a powerful local anesthetic commonly used by dentists.
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Origin and Etymology of lidocaine
acetanilid + -o- + -caine
First Known Use: circa 1949
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