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A white crystalline powder, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry.

[pro- + (co)caine (because it is the precursor of cocaine).]


(ˈprəʊkeɪn; prəʊˈkeɪn)
(Pharmacology) a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble substance used, as the hydrochloride, as a local anaesthetic; 2-diethylaminoethyl-4-amino benzoate. Formula: NH2C6H4COOC2H4N(C2H5)2. See also Novocaine
[C20: from pro-1 + (co)caine]


(proʊˈkeɪn, ˈproʊ keɪn)

a compound, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly as a local and spinal anesthetic.
[1915–20; pro-2 + (co) caine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.procaine - a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
Novocain, novocaine, procaine hydrochloride - procaine administered as a hydrochloride (trade name Novocain)


n procaína, novocaína
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