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eucaine

[ yoo-keyn, yoo-keyn ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a white, crystalline solid, C 15 H 21 NO 2 , formerly a local anesthetic, used in veterinary medicine as a substitute for cocaine.


eucaine

/ juːˈkeɪn /

noun

  1. a crystalline optically active substance formerly used as a local anaesthetic. Formula: C 15 H 21 NO 2


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Word History and Origins

Origin of eucaine1

1895–1900; eu- + -caine (as in cocaine )
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Example Sentences

Eucaine and stovaine have been used, but are not nearly so satisfactory.

A solution of beta-eucaine or novocaine may be used in preference to cocaine, as being less dangerous.

Eucaine is much less toxic than cocaine, and novocaine is said to be still safer.

Of later developments, eucaine and novocaine are best known.

For submucous injection it is better to substitute eucaine or novocaine.

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