- a white, crystalline powder, C18H28N2O, used as a local anesthetic.
Origin of bupivacaine
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- a local anaesthetic of long duration, used for nerve blocks
Word Origin for bupivacaine
C20: perhaps from bu (tyl) + pi (pecoloxylidide), the drug's chemical components + -vacaine, from (No) vocaine
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