lidocaine

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lidocaine (lignocaine) (ly-doh-kayn) n. a widely used local anaesthetic administered by injection or by direct application for minor surgery and dental procedures. For dental surgery it is normally used in combination with adrenaline. Lidocaine is also injected to treat conditions involving abnormal heart rhythm, particularly following myocardial infarction. Trade name: Xylocaine.

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