ropivacaine

Definition / meaning of ropivacaine

A drug used to control pain and to cause a temporary loss of feeling in one part of the body, during and after surgery. It is also being studied for pain control after cancer surgery. It is a type of local anesthetic. Also called Naropin and ropivacaine hydrochloride.

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

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