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Novocaine

 

an analgesic; a hydrochloride of diethylaminoethyl ester of paraaminobenzoic acid. Novocaine solutions are used for local anesthesia, novocaine block, for vascular spasms, and eczema. They are also used to dilute certain antibiotics, such as penicillin, in order to prolong their effect.

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Airman 'Disposed of' by Novocain Injection--Court Told," The Straits Times, June 8, 1943:3; "Subject: War Crimes Courts .
Gruff to the point of belligerent, about as verbally quick-witted as a dental patient with a mouth full of Novocain, O'Connor was no salesman, at least when it came to the public and those pesky little scribes who busied themselves warping his every utterance into lies, lies, and more lies
With a root canal, you have Novocain to blunt the pain, and you don't have to play that ridiculous game of price negotiation.
I wanted the Novocain to last 12 or 24 hours because the medic said it'd be easier to ride with the stitches in.
For example, it should be presumed that an individual who needs to have a cavity filled in by a dentist should have the option to undergo the procedure with Novocain.
For example, Gore Vidal is quoted as saying, "An hour with a dentist without Novocain was like a minute with Carson McCullers.
Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?
He was receiving about 12 different drugs a day to combat his intense back pain - high doses of the local anaesthetic Novocain, codeine and most worrying of all, the heroin substitute methadone.
One buck in particular, a senior citizen 8-point, acted like he'd had Novocain injected into his brain.
That's the same Buddhist who never took Novocain when he had teeth extracted because he wished to transcend dental medication.
It was 1905, a year when the anesthetic novocain was introduced, Albert Einstein was working on the theory of relativity and Ty Cobb made his professional baseball debut with the Detroit Tigers.
I was getting a root canal, and the dentist had pumped enough Novocain into my gums and the roof of my mouth to numb every cell on the left side of my brain.