tropacocaine

noun
tro·​pa·​co·​caine | \ ˌtrō-pə-kō-ˈkān How to pronounce tropacocaine (audio) \

Medical Definition of tropacocaine

: a crystalline alkaloid C15H19NO2 that is obtained from coca leaves grown especially in Java or is made synthetically, that is the ester of pseudotropine and benzoic acid, and that acts like cocaine but is about one-half as toxic

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“Tropacocaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tropacocaine. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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