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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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section]) Newborn treatment for congenital syphilis might include either a 10-day course of aqueous crystalline or procaine penicillin G or one intramuscular dose of benzathine penicillin G, depending upon various factors related to 1) identification of syphilis in the mother; 2) adequacy of maternal treatment; 3) presence of clinical, laboratory, or radiographic evidence of syphilis in the neonate; and 4) comparison of maternal (at delivery) and neonatal serologic titers.
5 gram, Procaine Penicillin 15 lakh units and Penicillin-G sodium 5 lakh units) @ 1vial /400 kg b.
The mixture of benzathine penicillin and procaine penicillin gives a less painful injection.
In another case, a pretty infamous one because the nurses ended up accused of negligent homicide, a physician ordered procaine penicillin to be given IM to a newborn infant who had been exposed to an infectious disease.
Those with treatment failure were given clinic-based injectable procaine penicillin and gentamicin if hospital referral was declined by the family.
As alternative, intramuscular procaine penicillin 2.
Parenteral therapy with Prednisolone 375 mg and a combination of Procaine penicillin 10000 I.
Ceftiofur administered at a dosage of 2,2 mg/kg daily for 5 days, is an equally effective treatment for postpartum dairy cows affected with metritis (rectal temperature >102,6[degrees] F, flaccid uterus and a fetid vaginal discharge) when compared with procaine penicillin G or procaine penicillin G plus intrauterine infusion of oxytetracycline (16).