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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


ropivacaine hydrochloride  listen  (roh-PIH-vuh-kayn HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  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.