lidocaine[lī′dō kān′, -də-]
a synthetic crystalline compound, CHNO, used esp. in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and to control irregularity in the heartbeat
Origin of lidocaine(diethylaminoacetoxy)lid(ide) + (c)ocaine
A synthetic amide, C14H22N2O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.
Origin of lidocaine(acetani)lid(e), a toxic compound formerly used as an analgesic and antipyretic (acet(o)– + anil(ine) + –ide) + –caine.
- (medicine) A local anesthetic that is also used as a antiarrhythmic drug.
lido- +"Ž -caine