mepivacaine

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of mepivacaine
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Etymology[edit]

From me(thyl) +‎ pi(pecoloxylidide) +‎ -vacaine (alteration of Novocaine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛˈpɪv.ə.keɪn/

Noun[edit]

mepivacaine (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A local anesthetic derived from piperidine and similar in structure and action to lidocaine, usually given by injection as the hydrochloride; (1-methyl-2-piperidyl)formo-2′,6′-xylidide, C15H22N2O.

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