Procaine Definition

prōkān
noun
A synthetic crystalline compound, C13H20N2O2HCl, used as a local anesthetic.
Webster's New World

(pharmacology) A drug used as a local anaesthetic.

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Synonyms:
Ethocaine

Origin of Procaine

  • pro– (co)caine (because it is the precursor of cocaine)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • pro- +"Ž -caine

    From Wiktionary

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