Novocain


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Novocain

 [no´vo-kān]
trademark for preparations of procaine, a local anesthetic.

Novocain

/No·vo·cain/ (no´vah-kān) trademark for preparations of procaine.

Novocain

(nō′və-kān′)
A trademark for an anesthetic preparation of the drug procaine.

Novocain

a trademark for a local anesthetic (procaine hydrochloride).

Novocain®

Procaine, see there.

Novocain (nō´vəkān´),

n the brand name for procaine hydrochloride, an ester, which is no longer used in the United States as an injectable. It is also the lay term for all types of dental local anesthesia.

Novocain

a proprietary name for procaine.
References in periodicals archive ?
I'm under my sheets in weekend-old clothing trying to turn myself into Novocain.
HN Patricia Asvec gives a Filipino villager a shot of novocain prior to a tooth extraction during a 7th Fleet medical civic action program.
We accept being made invisible as a kind of Novocain rather than endure the constant grinding of historical traumas that directly targeted Native women's bodies and our ability to express ourselves in language and literacy.
Robert Doran of Ames, Iowa, noticed that his dentist would rub Hurricaine gel (20% benzocaine onto his gums before injecting Novocain.
One consequence is a species of logical anesthesia--not numbing, like Novocain, but giddy-making, like laughing gas.
Horton, unrepentant, then mentions the Buddhist who refused his dentist's Novocain during root canal activity 'cause he wanted to transcend dental medication.
said the attending surgeon, as the resident sucked out my spinal fluid with a syringe, then stuck another needle between the vertebrae at the base of my spine and shot me full of Novocain.
The title points to the poem's interest in that kind of banal surrounding, and it brings to mind the fuzzy numbness of Novocain, which deadens feeling.
The management decided that only the patents of four pharmaceuticals, novocain (an anesthetic), suprarenin (a form of adrenaline), trigemin and pyramidon (both pain relievers), were profitable enough to be upheld.