tricaine

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tricaine

[′trī‚kān]
(organic chemistry)
C10H15NO5S Fine, needlelike crystals, soluble in water; used as an anesthetic for fish.
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The most commonly used anesthetics for fish are tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222), benzocaine, metomidate, 2-phenoxyethanol and quinaldine.
As a positive control, from stock solution of tricaine methanesulfonate (1mg/ml) serial dilutions were made in the range of 0.
Larvae that were collected for laboratory analysis were euthanized with tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222) mixed in seawater (90 g/mL) and preserved in either 95% ethanol (for otolith analysis) or 10% formalin (for gut content analysis).
After collection, fish were euthanized by overdose of tricaine methanesulfonate (MS222; Western Chemical, Ferndale, Washington), stored in a cooler with ice, and transported to the MFWP Fish Health Laboratory in Great Falls, Montana.
Tricaine methanesulfonate or MS222 can be administered in many different ways in order to cause death.
Samples of from 37-332 (mean = 205) fish in each treatment group were over-anesthetized with tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222) and dissected.
The anesthetics mostly used in fish include the tricaine methanesulfonate (MS222), benzocaine, quinaldine, 2-phenoxyethanol, clove oil and its derivatives (methyleugenol, eugenol and isoeugenol) (2).