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procaine penicillinProcaine benzylpenicillin, a depot form of penicillin, given by deep intramuscular injection, that can provide effective concentrations of the drug for up to 24 hours. Benzylpenicillin can, however, not longer be relied on to be effective against organisms formerly highly sensitive to it. The drug is on the WHO official list.
a local anesthetic; the hydrochloride salt is used in solution for infiltration, nerve block and spinal anesthesia.
see penicillin G.