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bupivacaine

 [bu-piv´ah-kān]
a local anesthetic, used as the hydrochloride for local infiltration, peripheral nerve block, and retrobulbar, subarachnoid, sympathetic, caudal, or epidural block.

bupivacaine

/bu·piv·a·caine/ (bu-piv´ah-kān) a local anesthetic, used as the hydrochloride for local infiltration, peripheral nerve block, and retrobulbar, subarachnoid, sympathetic, caudal, or epidural block.

bupivacaine

(byo͞o-pĭv′ə-kān′)
n.
A potent, long-acting anesthetic, C18H28N2, used for regional anesthesia in its hydrochloride form.

bupivacaine

A potent long-acting amide-class local anaesthetic with a 4–8 hour duration of action, which is doubled by adding adrenaline/epinephrine.

Adverse effects
• CNS toxicity—Nervousness, perioral tingling, tinnitus, tremor, dizziness, blurred vision and seizures, followed by drowsiness, loss of consciousness, respiratory depression and apnoea.
• Cardiotoxicity—Hypotension, bradycardia, arrhythmias and cardiac arrest.

bupivacaine

Marcaine® Anesthesiology A potent local anesthetic with a 4-8 hr duration of action, doubled by adding epinephrine. Cf Ropivacaine.

bupivacaine

A long-acting local anaesthetic drug often used for nerve blocks, especially in epidural anaesthesia during childbirth and for the control of postoperative pain. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Marcaine.
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42 had a Femoral nerve block with Bupivicaine and eight had a Bupivicaine Femoral and Sciatic nerve block.
Anesthesia for coronary artery bypass surgery supplemented with subarachnoid bupivicaine and morphine: A report of 18 cases.
Other approaches have not been well studied: lidocaine patch, benzydamine cream, vincristine and dimethylsulfoxide iontophoresis, tramadol, and bupivicaine sympathetic block.
Epidural analgesia with bupivicaine was provided, along with 5 days of intensive inpatient therapy.
The drug Bupivicaine, which should have been given spinally after the operation to help ease the pain, was injected by mistake into the patient's vein by a senior and experienced male consultant.
They were given the drug Bupivicaine which should have been given spinally after the operation to help ease the pain.
The drug, Bupivicaine, is often used in childbirth.
Of these 55 patients, 9 of the 27 (33%) patients injected with bupivicaine alone decided to not have surgery while 20 of the 28 (71%) of patients injected with steroids decided to not have surgery (p < 0.
25% Bupivicaine mixed with 1 in 200,000 adrenaline.
As well as receiving high levels of anaesthetic bupivicaine, Mrs Yard-ley was also given 8mg of adrenaline, in several doses, as Dr Martin King attempted to resuscitate her after she stopped breathing.
But Birmingham Coroners Court heard pathologist Dr Simon Trotter say he could find no cause of death and that Mrs Yardley may have had an unexpected reaction to the anaesthetic Bupivicaine or died from sudden adult death syndrome when the heart stops for no reason.
Bupivicaine arthrography of the post-arthroplasty hip.