Glossary of Medical Terms

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A local anaesthetic of the amide type now usually used for surface anaesthesia. It is one of the most potent and toxic of the long-acting local anaesthetics and its parenteral use is restricted to spinal anaesthesia. Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, local. Chemical name: 4-Quinolinecarboxamide, 2-butoxy-N-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-
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