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Local anesthetic, usually in a 4% solution, commonly used in dentistry.
[coined term incl. -caine, local anesthetic, fr. cocaine, fr. coca + -ine, chem. suffix]

articaine (ar´tikān´),

n an immediate-acting local anesthetic drug of the amide group that is used to anesthetize the treatment site during a dental procedure.
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Comparative evaluation of local infiltration of articaine, articaine plus ketorolac, and dexamethasone on anesthetic efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block with lidocaine in patients with irreversible pulpitis.
The other available amide local anesthetic agents, articaine, bupivacaine and mepivacaine, are all considered Category C drugs.
Articaine was developed in Germany in the early 1970s, but its use in Ireland and the UK only came to the fore in 2006 during a shortage in supply of lidocaine.
The anaesthetic contains approximately 700 tablets, which are made up of both Lidocaine and Articaine.
5 / Articaine / Epinephrine, 40mg 0,006 mg / 1ml - 1,7 ml, sol.
The patient was sedated using up to 60% nitrous oxide, and teeth were extracted using 4% articaine with 1:100,000 adrenaline LA.
Articaine - Bupivacaine - Lidocaine - Mepivacaine - Prilocaine
Topical anesthetic was used for two minutes prior to the first injection, and the patient was monitored carefully for any indication of response to the 1:100,000 concentration of epinephrine during the slow infiltration of 4 percent articaine on the maxillary right second molar.
it), announces the US launch of Orabloc(TM) (Articaine hydrochloride 4% with epinephrine 1:100,000 and Articaine hydrochloride 4% with epinephrine 1:200,000).