tetracaine


tet·ra·caine

noun \ˈte-trə-ˌkān\

Definition of TETRACAINE

:  a crystalline basic ester C15H24N2O2 that is closely related chemically to procaine and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic

Origin of TETRACAINE

tetra- + -caine
First Known Use: circa 1935

tet·ra·caine

noun \ˈte-trə-ˌkān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TETRACAINE

: a crystalline basic ester that is closely related chemically to procaine and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C15H24N2O2·HCl as a local anesthetic—called also amethocaine, pantocaine; see pontocaine

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