Chloroprocaine

Nesacaine

Description

Chloroprocaine is procaine in which one of the hydrogens ortho- to the carboxylic acid group is substituted by chlorine. Chloroprocaine, blocks the generation and the conduction of nerve impulses, presumably by increasing the threshold for electrical excitation in the nerve, by slowing the propagation of the nerve impulse and by reducing the rate of rise of the action potential. Chloroprocaine (like cocaine) has the advantage of constricting blood vessels which reduces bleeding, unlike other local anesthetics like lidocaine.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Chloroprocaine
N Nervous system → N01 Anesthetics → N01B Anesthetics, local → N01BA Esters of aminobenzoic acid

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