bupivacaine

[byoo-piv-uh-keyn]

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline powder, C18H28N2O, used as a local anesthetic.

Origin of bupivacaine

perhaps bu(tyl) + pi(pecoloxylidide) its chemical components + -vacaine, irregular for (No)vocain; see procaine
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British Dictionary definitions for bupivacaine

bupivacaine

noun

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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