Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun pharmacology A drug used as a local anaesthetic.

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  • noun a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

Examples

  • Novocain is a trade name for procaine, which is the anesthetic, but it's usually administered with adrenaline, which is the trade name for epinephrine.

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  • Novocain is a trade name for procaine, which is the anesthetic, but it's usually administered with adrenaline, which is the trade name for epinephrine.

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  • And his back pain was so severe that they often had to inject procaine, which is a form of novocaine, into trigger points in his back.

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  • And his back pain was so severe that they often had to inject procaine, which is a form of novocaine, into trigger points in his back.

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  • - Procaine penicillin is replaced in some countries by a mixture of procaine penicillin and penicillin G (3 + 1 M IU), often called procaine penicillin forte (PPF) which has the advantage of the immediate action of penicillin G, followed by the delayed action of procaine penicillin.

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  • More recently, Bob Weir has sometimes taken to singing "procaine" instead of "cocaine"

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  • More recently, Bob Weir has sometimes taken to singing "procaine" instead of "cocaine"

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  • If you have ever had any kind of history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine, or other anesthetics similar, then you should contact your doctor before trying this, or safer, just do not use it at all.

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  • Allergy alert do not use this product if you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine, other "caine" * anesthetics.

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  • Allergy alert do not use this product if you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine, other "caine" * anesthetics.

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