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A white crystalline compound, C18H22N2O2, used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology.
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(Pharmacology) a crystalline basic compound that is the hydrochloride of holocaine: used as a local anaesthetic in ophthalmic medicine. Formula: C18H22N2O2HCl
[C20: from pheno- + aceto- + cocaine]
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