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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

bupivacaine hydrochloride  listen  (byoo-PIH-vuh-kane HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  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, Marcaine, and Sensorcaine.