Novocaine


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He may be 48 and a long-established master of melodic, delightfully odd rock music, most famous for his hit song "Novocaine for the Soul." But even after releasing nine albums with his band Eels and chronicling the loss of several loved ones on the acclaimed album "Electroshock Blues" - and then again in his memoir, "Things the Grandchildren Should Know" - there's still plenty that can humble the man born as Mark Oliver Everett.
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Promoter Andy Barding said the fact bands including Novocaine, Doctor Bison and Flyscreen played together again showed the esteem in which John, who died aged 66 in March, was held.
To the bottom, to escape, where every cloudless day works like homemade novocaine.
The swollen foot was injected with novocaine and was taped, and Davis wore basketball shoes for better support despite the icy playing field.
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Nematodes were removed with a forceps after local anesthesia (1% novocaine) was administered.
I must admit to not knowing a great deal about the Eels before I went along to see them, and was mostly looking forward to hearing the song that propelled them to fame in 1996, Novocaine for the Soul.
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