bupivacaine(redirected from Bupivicaine)
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a local anesthetic, used as the hydrochloride for local infiltration, peripheral nerve block, and retrobulbar, subarachnoid, sympathetic, caudal, or epidural block.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A potent, long-acting anesthetic, C18H28N2, used for regional anesthesia in its hydrochloride form.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
bupivacaineA potent long-acting amide-class local anaesthetic with a 4–8 hour duration of action, which is doubled by adding adrenaline/epinephrine.
• 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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
bupivacaineMarcaine® Anesthesiology A potent local anesthetic with a 4-8 hr duration of action, doubled by adding epinephrine. Cf Ropivacaine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
bupivacaineA 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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