Definition of lidocaine in English:

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lidocaine

Pronunciation: /ˈlīdəˌkān/

noun

Medicine , chiefly North American
A synthetic compound used as a local anesthetic, e.g., for dental surgery, and in treating abnormal heart rhythms.
  • An aromatic amide; chemical formula: C14H22N2O.
Example sentences
  • Two days after admission, the lidocaine and erythromycin were discontinued and a transvenous pacemaker was positioned in the right ventricular apex.
  • An injectable solution of 1 percent lidocaine or 1 percent procaine is usually used.
  • The surgeon, therefore, suggested that the nurse add epinephrine to the plain lidocaine rather than waiting for the medication to be ordered and arrive from the pharmacy.

Origin

1940s: from (acetani)lid(e) + -caine (from cocaine).

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Syllabification: li·do·caine

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