For political junkies, campaigns are cocaine, policy is lidocaine.
First introduced in Europe several years ago, PSD502 (aka TEMPE) is a combination of two drugs, lidocaine and prilocaine.
I had saline mixed with lidocaine pumped into my face to constrict my blood vessels and numb me so I could endure the zapping.
lidocaine li·do·caine (lī'də-kān')
A synthetic amide used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.