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a local anesthetic used for long-term spinal block and topical anesthesia.
A local anesthetic agent used topically and by infiltration.
tetracaine hydrochlorideA local anaesthetic drug. The preferred term for AMETHOCAINE. The drug is on the WHO official list.
tetracaine hydrochloride (amethocaine hydrochloride)
A topical corneal anaesthetic, commonly used in 0.25-1% solution. It may be used to carry out tonometry, to remove a foreign body, etc.