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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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He said the Novocain would wear off and answer my question.
Sources said that the cocaine was cut with rat poison as well as Novocain - used by dentists to freeze patients' gum.
In fact, a gene that has been isolated proved that redheads do not respond to the Novocain drug, and that they need up to a 20 percent larger dose to escape the pain of visiting a dentist.
I always knew that DeWayne was tough, but one time he came back from the dentist and he had several teeth fixed but without Novocain, because he needed to be able to talk to his distance runners at practice and would have had difficulty if his mouth was numb," said Gillespie.
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.