What does lidocaine mean?

Definitions for lidocaine
ˈlaɪ dəˌkeɪnli·do·caine

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  1. Lidocaine, Xylocainenoun

    a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes


  1. lidocainenoun

    A local anesthetic that is also used as a antiarrhythmic drug.


  1. Lidocaine

    Lidocaine, also known as lignocaine and sold under the brand name Xylocaine among others, is a local anesthetic of the amino amide type. It is also used to treat ventricular tachycardia. When used for local anaesthesia or in nerve blocks, lidocaine typically begins working within several minutes and lasts for half an hour to three hours. Lidocaine mixtures may also be applied directly to the skin or mucous membranes to numb the area. It is often used mixed with a small amount of adrenaline (epinephrine) to prolong its local effects and to decrease bleeding.If injected intravenously, it may cause cerebral effects such as confusion, changes in vision, numbness, tingling, and vomiting. It can cause low blood pressure and an irregular heart rate. There are concerns that injecting it into a joint can cause problems with the cartilage. It appears to be generally safe for use in pregnancy. A lower dose may be required in those with liver problems. It is generally safe to use in those allergic to tetracaine or benzocaine. Lidocaine is an antiarrhythmic medication of the class Ib type. This means it works by blocking sodium channels and thus decreasing the rate of contractions of the heart. When injected near nerves, the nerves cannot conduct signals to or from the brain.Lidocaine was discovered in 1946 and went on sale in 1948. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It is available as a generic medication. In 2020, it was the 337th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 700 thousand prescriptions.


  1. lidocaine

    Lidocaine is a type of medication known as a local anesthetic, used to numb a specific area of the body and reduce pain or discomfort, most often during surgical or dental procedures. It can also be used to stabilize the heart rate in certain conditions, and to treat and prevent symptoms of chronic pain. It works by blocking nerve signals in the body. Lidocaine can be administered via injection, applied topically, or used in oral form.


  1. Lidocaine

    Lidocaine, xylocaine, or lignocaine is a common local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug. Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic or as a local anesthetic for minor surgery.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lidocaine

    A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of procaine but its duration of action is shorter than that of bupivacaine or prilocaine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lidocaine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lidocaine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    [The doctor] put Lidocaine above and below my eye, and just pulled on it until it finally opened.

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