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

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And to my doctor for the lidocaine shots (no joke). Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Just Updated a Tattoo She Got With Pete Davidson," 18 Mar. 2019 And to my doctor for the lidocaine shots (no joke). Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Just Updated a Tattoo She Got With Pete Davidson," 18 Mar. 2019 And to my doctor for the lidocaine shots (no joke). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Good News: Ariana Grande Fixed Her Tattoo. Bad News: It Might Still Be Misspelled.," 31 Jan. 2019 Rather than opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone or fentanyl, Stader said, doctors used safer and less addictive alternatives, like ketamine and lidocaine, an anesthetic commonly used by dentists. John Daley, Washington Post, "Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected," 23 Feb. 2018 Hospitals also are grappling with shortages of regional anesthesia — local injections of lidocaine, bupivacaine and a third painkiller standard for eye surgery, orthopedic procedures and knee and hip replacements. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 28 June 2018 In late March, California's Board of Pharmacy barred the distribution of medications — including lidocaine and other local anesthetics — from a Texas factory belonging to the company PharMEDium. Pauline Bartolone, latimes.com, "Safety violations hit compounding pharmacy, worsening hospital painkiller shortfalls," 13 Apr. 2018 Hospitals also are grappling with shortages of regional anesthesia — local injections of lidocaine, bupivacaine and a third painkiller standard for eye surgery, orthopedic procedures and knee and hip replacements. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 28 June 2018 For larger tattoos where the removal process takes longer, a doctor can give you a lidocaine injection to numb the area, whereas a non-medical professional might not. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Laser Tattoo Removal," 31 Oct. 2018

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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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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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