bupivacaine

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of bupivacaine
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Etymology[edit]

From bu(tyl) +‎ pi(pecoloxylidide) +‎ -vacaine (alteration of Novocaine).

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Noun[edit]

bupivacaine (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A local anesthetic C18H28N2O that is like lidocaine in its action but is longer acting.

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References[edit]

  • bupivacaine” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.