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January 1972

THE SUFFIX "CAINE"

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Miami, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(1):110. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020112019

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Abstract

To the Editor.  —What philological explanation is there in the suffix "caine" as it is used in numerous pain-killer combinations? Take, for instance, tetracaine (Pontocaine), chloroprocaine (Nesacaine) hydrochloride, procaine hydrochloride (Novocain), dibucaine (Nupercaine) hydrochloride, cyclomethycaine sulfate (Surfacaine), lidocaine (Xylocaine), cocaine, piperocaine (Metycaine) hydrochloride.

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