- a synthetic crystalline powder, C14H22N2O, used as a local anesthetic and also in the management of certain arrhythmias.
Origin of lidocaine
Also called lignocaine.
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- a powerful local anaesthetic administered by injection, or topically to mucous membranes. Formula: C 14 H 22 N 2 O.HCl.H 2 OAlso called: lignocaine
C20: from (acetani)lid(e) + -caine on the model of cocaine
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- A synthetic amide used as a local anesthetic.
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- A synthetic amide, C14H22N2O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic.
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