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[byoo-piv-uh-keyn] /byuˈpɪv əˌkeɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline powder, C 18 H 28 N 2 O, used as a local anesthetic.
Origin of bupivacaine
perhaps bu(tyl) + pi(pecoloxylidide) its chemical components + -vacaine, irregular for (No)vocain; see procaine Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for bupivacaine


a local anaesthetic of long duration, used for nerve blocks
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from bu(tyl) + pi(pecoloxylidide), the drug's chemical components + -vacaine, from (No)vocaine
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bupivacaine in Medicine

bupivacaine bu·piv·a·caine (byōō-pĭv'ə-kān')
A potent, long-acting local anesthetic used in regional anesthesia.

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