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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Charlie Chaplin, for example, was in A King in New York with Robert Arden, who was in Little Shop of Horrors with Steve Martin, who was in Novocaine with Bacon himself.
Mary Matalin, aide-de-camp to Dick Cheney, always looks as if she has just returned from some midday oral surgery and the Novocaine in her lower lip hasn't worn off.
When I turned to face the men I would soon depend upon so heavily, bits of small talk began to emerge, but it was too much like having a wisdom tooth pulled without novocaine.
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.
These, of course, are kept in an excellent state of preservation by applications of vulcanite, novocaine and regular drilling.
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.
RTs are trained in doing arterials, including the administration of Novocaine to control the inherent pain.
Local anesthesia such as Novocaine or Xylocaine may be injected into the operative site.
They are unveiling Alchemy, a portable and rechargeable speaker with enhanced bass, treble, and Bluetooth connectivity; Novocaine, an Apple dock/home system with 3D surround sound; and Wrenz, an award-winning portable speaker now with Bluetooth connectivity.
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.
The term novocaine often is used generically for dental anesthetics, but Novocaine, with a capital N, is technically the trade name for procaine, an anaesthetic first synthesized in 1905 and not commonly used today.