Pharmacology, Trademark.

a brand of procaine. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for novocain

also novocaine, 1905, originally a trademark name for procaine (by Lucius & Brüning, Hoechst am Main, Germany), from comb. form of Latin novus "new" (see new) + -caine, abstracted from cocaine. As a local anaesthetic, it began as a substitute for cocaine.

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novocain in Medicine



A trademark for the drug procaine hydrochloride.
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novocain in Culture



A substance used as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry. Novocain is a trademark.

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