Marcaine

Definition / meaning of Marcaine

A drug used to relieve pain by blocking signals at nerve endings. It is being studied in the relief of pain following surgery for cancer. It is a type of local anesthetic. Also called bupivacaine, bupivacaine hydrochloride, and Sensorcaine.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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