tetracaine

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noun tet·ra·caine \ˈte-trə-ˌkān\

Definition of tetracaine

  1. :  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 and Etymology of tetracaine

tetra- + -caine


First Known Use: circa 1935


Medical Dictionary

tetracaine

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noun tet·ra·caine \ˈte-trə-ˌkān\

Medical Definition of tetracaine

  1. :  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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