NCI Drug Dictionary

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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.

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lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel
An ophthalmic gel formulation containing the synthetic amide-type anesthetic lidocaine, with potential analgesic activity. Upon ophthalmic application, the active ingredient lidocaine binds to and blocks voltage-gated sodium channels in neuronal cell membranes. Lidocaine-mediated stabilization of neuronal membranes inhibits the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses, which numbs the nerves, prevents the trigemino-cardiac reflex and produces a reversible local anesthesia. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:lidocaine HCl ophthalmic gel
US brand name:Akten