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pro·caine

 (prō′kān′)

n.

A white crystalline powder, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry.


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procaine

(ˈprəʊkeɪn; prəʊˈkeɪn)

n

(Pharmacology) a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble substance used, as the hydrochloride, as a local anaesthetic; 2-diethylaminoethyl-4-amino benzoate. Formula: NH2C6H4COOC2H4N(C2H5)2. See also Novocaine

[C20: from pro-1 + (co)caine]

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pro•caine

(proʊˈkeɪn, ˈproʊ keɪn)

n.

a compound, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly as a local and spinal anesthetic.

[1915–20; pro2 + (co) caine]

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