- a compound, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly as a local and spinal anesthetic.
Origin of procaine
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- a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble substance used, as the hydrochloride, as a local anaesthetic; 2-diethylaminoethyl-4-amino benzoate. Formula: NH 2 C 6 H 4 COOC 2 H 4 N(C 2 H 5) 2See also Novocaine
Word Origin for procaine
C20: from pro- 1 + (co) caine
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- A white crystalline powder used in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic.
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