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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Novocaine

 

an analgesic; a hydrochloride of diethylaminoethyl ester of paraaminobenzoic acid. Novocaine solutions are used for local anesthesia, novocaine block, for vascular spasms, and eczema. They are also used to dilute certain antibiotics, such as penicillin, in order to prolong their effect.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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