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  • n. Procaine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A synthetic alkaloid having local anesthetic properties similar to those of cocaine.

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  • n. procaine administered as a hydrochloride (trade name Novocain)


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  • So he squirts some stuff in your jaw called novocaine, to make you think they're not doing anything to you.

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  • And then a safer form of - what are called lidocaine and novocaine, which is a similar drug to cocaine but it doesn't have that euphoric effect, has been used and is used all the time by dentists and people who need to do local anesthesia.

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  • Anethetics such as novocaine, procaine, lidocaine and lignocaine temporarly mask the pain of injuries. electolytes (fluids and salts) and can lead to dehydration.

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  • Anethetics such as novocaine, procaine, lidocaine and lignocaine temporarly mask the pain of injuries.

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  • Yep, I prefer just "novocaine" for this jaunty little cover tune I did from Green Day's

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  • My head spins, my stomach hurts, and my gums feel like the dental hygienist has applied the local preparatory to the novocaine.

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  • Typically, premium car makers agonize over the right balance between isolation — the degree of abatement of tire, wind and engine noise, powertrain vibration and other kinds of harshness, NVH for short — and driver feedback, the haptic and auditory cues that tell you you're actually driving a car and not sitting in the dentist's chair waiting for the novocaine to kick in.

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  • Now it's like playing with a bodyful of novocaine.

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  • Between runs, she got a novocaine injection -- "That probably hurt the most," she said -- and received five stitches.

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  • By the end of my shift, my arms throb, the film on my eyeballs peels like an onion, my ass feels stuffed with novocaine, and my lower back is in such excruciating pain, I have no energy for anything in my bed except sleep.

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