lidocaine

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noun li·do·caine \ˈlī-də-ˌkān\

Definition of lidocaine

  1. :  a crystalline compound C14H22N2O that is used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and as an antiarrhythmic agent

Origin and Etymology of lidocaine

acetanilid + -o- + -caine


First Known Use: circa 1949


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lidocaine

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noun li·do·caine \ˈlīd-ə-ˌkān\

Medical Definition of lidocaine

  1. :  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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