Lidocaine meaning

lī'də-kān'
A synthetic amide, C14 H22 N2 O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.
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A synthetic crystalline compound, C14H22N2O, used esp. in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and to control irregularity in the heartbeat.
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A synthetic amide, C14 H22 N2 O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.
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A synthetic amide, C14 H22 N2 O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic.
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(medicine) A local anesthetic that is also used as a antiarrhythmic drug.
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Origin of lidocaine

  • (acetani)lid(e) a toxic compound formerly used as an analgesic and antipyretic (acet(o)–) (anil(ine)) (–ide) –caine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • lido- +"Ž -caine
    From Wiktionary