NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
- lidocaine topical
- A synthetic aminoethylamide with local anesthetic activity applied topically to either the skin or mucous membranes. Lidocaine stabilizes the neuronal cell membrane by binding to and inhibiting voltage-gated sodium channels, thereby inhibiting the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses and producing a reversible loss of sensation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)