- a white, crystalline solid, C15H21NO2, formerly a local anesthetic, used in veterinary medicine as a substitute for cocaine.
Origin of eucaine
Also called benzamine.
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Eucaine and stovaine have been used, but are not nearly so satisfactory.
Of later developments, eucaine and novocaine are best known.
Eucaine is much less toxic than cocaine, and novocaine is said to be still safer.
- a crystalline optically active substance formerly used as a local anaesthetic. Formula: C 15 H 21 NO 2
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