Amethocaine | definition of amethocaine by Medical dictionary
amethocaine Tetracaine, a local anaesthetic drug which is effective when in contact with surfaces as well as when given by injection. It resembles COCAINE in its action and can readily be absorbed in dangerous amounts from mucous membranes. Brand names are Ametop. Minims Tetracaine.
tetracaine (amethocaine) as 4% gel or 2% cream; effective topical local anaesthetic; not to be applied to weeping or inflamed surfaces
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Regional analgesia for intra-abdominal surgery with special reference to amethocaine
The eye was anaesthetized with 1% amethocaine
and lid everted.
The patient should have a topical anaesthetic instilled (such as proxymethacaine, amethocaine
or tetracaine) and the subtarsal foreign body should then be removed by everting their upper lid.
iontophoresis or 4% amethocaine
cream), but phlebotomists may be inconvenienced by the 60-minute waiting period required for EMLA to take effect and the complications that can occur when the venipuncture site is selected by someone other than the person performing the procedure.