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a local anesthetic, used as the hydrochloride salt.
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piperocaine(pī′pə-rō-kān′, pĭp′ə-, pī-pĕr′ə-kān′)
A rapidly acting anesthetic, C16H30O5, used in its hydrochloride form for local and spinal anesthesia.
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