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a local anesthetic; the hydrochloride salt is used for infiltration and spinal anesthesia and peripheral nerve 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 white crystalline powder, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
procaineNovocain® Ambulatory surgery An ester class local anesthetic of 15–45 min duration, which doubles with coadministration of epinephrine
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
procaineA local anaesthetic drug now largely replaced by others that are more quickly effective or of more persistent action.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005