Definition of lidocaine in English:

lidocaine

Line breaks: lido|caine
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪdə(ʊ)keɪn
 
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noun

Medicine , chiefly North American
  • another term for lignocaine.
    More 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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