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

  • Nerve block with novocaine or alcohol gives quick relief.
  • Farther down toward the pain-associated nerve endings we create neural blockade with topical anesthetics (like what the dentist puts on your gum so you don't feel the novocaine .
  • A novocaine order handed last week to Maybelle Viall.

  • Ben Howland in
    UCLA coach Ben Howland called the Bruins' earliest tip-off this season "a root canal without Novocaine."
  • Rich Brooks in
    It was a very strange game,Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks said. "It was like going to the dentist and getting five or six shots of novocaine because the tooth wasn't numb."
  • Doug Buffone in Chicago Tribune
    Doug Buffone told me about a game against Detroit in which "they literally shattered my teeth, the nerves were sticking out and the pain was just firing through my head. But they stitched me up at halftime, put Novocaine in my mouth to kill the pain...

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