Definition of lignocaine in English:

lignocaine

Syllabification: lig·no·caine
Pronunciation: /ˈliɡnəˌkān
 
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noun

Another term for lidocaine.
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  • In 1905, cocaine was replaced by the synthetic drug novocaine This in turn was replaced by lignocaine, which is in use today.
  • Local anaesthetics, for example benzocaine and lignocaine are used in both lozenges and throat sprays.
  • Other topical medicines have been used to induce vasoconstriction, including adrenaline, oxymetazoline, xylometazoline and phenylephrine, combined with lignocaine for anaesthesia.

Origin

1950s: from ligno- (Latin equivalent of xylo-, used in the earlier name xylocaine and reflecting chemical similarity to xylene) + -caine (from cocaine).

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