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procaine hydrochloride

Pronunciation: pro'kan hi'dro-klor'id

Definition: Local anesthetic for infiltration and spinal use, although it lacks activity when used topically. As an ester type anesthetic, it is more likely to cause a hypersensitivity reaction than amide-type anesthetics.

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