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Tetracaine



Tetracaine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-(dimethylamino)ethyl 4-(butylamino)benzoate
Identifiers
CAS number 94-24-6
136-47-0 (hydrochloride)
ATC code C05AD02 D04AB06 N01BA03 S01HA03
PubChem 5411
Chemical data
Formula C15H24N2O2 
Mol. mass 264.363 g/mol
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Tetracaine (INN, also known as amethocaine; trade name Pontocaine) is a potent local anesthetic of amino ester group. It is mainly used topically, in ophthalmology and as an antipruritic, and has been used in spinal anesthesia.

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