Novocaine


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Novocaine

(nō′vŏ-kān″)
A trade name for procaine, a local anesthetic. “Novocaine” is often loosely used to signify any local or topical anesthetic in discussions with laypersons.
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I needed twenty shots of novocaine just so the doctors could examine the wounds on my arm and back.
The Internet is perfect for the jittery, multitasking young adult--but the gentle cerebral novocaine of television will never lose its appeal, and millions of people of all ages savor a leisurely morning in bed with coffee and two pounds of Sunday newspaper.
Resist the novocaine of the titles and you are home free, for the texts are lucid and compelling, and require no specialist's degree to be understood.
SOUND BITES The Republican Party's draconian approach to reductions in government spending without stronger growth and other reforms is like "a root canal without Novocaine.
My chest was numb, as if it had been sprayed with novocaine.
RTs are trained in doing arterials, including the administration of Novocaine to control the inherent pain.
In 1904, for instance, a molecule named novocaine, or procaine, was found, with a structure something like part of a cocaine molecule.
Local anesthesia such as Novocaine or Xylocaine may be injected into the operative site.
After a sensitivity test, the lips are deadened with novocaine shots, followed by collagen injections that make the lips plump up.
Another technique some hypnotherapists suggest trying is to imagine that the painful area isn't a part of your body, that it's made of rubber, or that it's been injected with novocaine and is numb.
He had an injection in his sore Achilles tendon yesterday - it was not cortisone, but something like Novocaine, Valentine said - to see if that helps.