lidocaine

noun li·do·caine \ ˈlī-də-ˌkān \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of lidocaine

acetanilid + -o- + -caine


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lidocaine

noun li·do·caine \ ˈlīd-ə-ˌkān \

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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