CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
April 4, 2006


This molecule was originally selected on June 2, 2003

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Lidocaine is both a local anesthetic and an antiarrhythmic drug. In emergency medical situations, patients with irregular heart beats frequently receive lidocaine injections or drips.

Lidocaine

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