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procaine

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noun pro·caine \ˈprō-ˌkān\

Definition of procaine

  1. :  a basic ester C13H20N2O2 of para-aminobenzoic acid; also :  its crystalline hydrochloride used as a local anesthetic



Origin of procaine

International Scientific Vocabulary 2pro- + -caine


First Known Use: 1918


Medical Dictionary

procaine

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noun pro·caine \ˈprō-ˌkān\

Medical Definition of procaine

  1. :  a basic ester C13H20N2O2 of para-aminobenzoic acid used in the form of its hydrochloride C13H20N2O2·HCl as a local anesthetic—see novocain, novocaine




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