lidocaine

noun
li·​do·​caine | \ ˈlī-də-ˌkān How to pronounce lidocaine (audio) \

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

Examples of lidocaine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, it was reported May 26 that Charlatan and Gamine -- another horse who won at Oaklawn on May 2 -- both tested positive for lidocaine, a local numbing agent, after their Oaklawn races. Arkansas Online, "The year sports stopped: Effects of covid-19 touched all levels across state," 25 Dec. 2020 Charlatan won one of the divisions of the Arkansas Derby, but was subsequently disqualified after a positive for lidocaine. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "After highs and lows in 2020, Bob Baffert sets his focus on Santa Anita," 25 Dec. 2020 When two of his horses tested positive for lidocaine at Oaklawn Park earlier this year, it was blamed on an employee wearing a pain relieving patch on his back and inadvertently transferring it to the horses. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: By handing drug enforcement to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, can horse racing clean up its act?," 22 Dec. 2020 In May, Gamine and a colt named Charlatan, who won a division of the Arkansas Derby, tested positive for lidocaine, a numbing agent. Joe Drape, New York Times, "Bob Baffert at the Breeders’ Cup: Awash in Favorites and Suspicion," 5 Nov. 2020 Two of Baffert's top 3-year-olds, the colt Charlatan and the filly Gamine, tested positive for lidocaine after winning races on Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Amid mounting medication issues, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert promises tighter ship," 4 Nov. 2020 Charlatan, who won a division of the Arkansas Derby, also tested positive for lidocaine and was disqualified. Arkansas Online, "Another horse in Baffert's stable draws a positive test," 23 Oct. 2020 In May, Gamine and a colt named Charlatan, who won a division of the Arkansas Derby, tested positive for lidocaine, a local numbing agent. Joe Drape, New York Times, "Another Failed Drug Test Is Linked to a Bob Baffert Horse," 22 Oct. 2020 Another 67 out of 156 critical acute drugs -- including diazepam, phenobarbital, lidocaine and acetaminophen -- are in short supply, the report said. Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, "Coronavirus pandemic is causing 'unacceptable' shortages in US drug supplies, report says," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of lidocaine

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lidocaine

acetanilid + -o- + -caine

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9 Jan 2021

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“Lidocaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lidocaine. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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lidocaine

noun
li·​do·​caine | \ ˈlīd-ə-ˌkān How to pronounce lidocaine (audio) \

Medical Definition of lidocaine

: a crystalline compound C14H22N2O used as a local anesthetic often in the form of its hydrochloride C14H22N2O·HCl

called also lignocaine

— see xylocaine

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