CHEBI:3636 - chloroprocaine

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ChEBI Name chloroprocaine
Definition Procaine in which one of the hydrogens ortho- to the carboxylic acid group is substituted by chlorine. It is used as its monohydrochloride salt as a local anaesthetic, particularly for oral surgery. It has the advantage over lidocaine of constricting blood vessels, so reducing bleeding.
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Roles Classification
Application(s): local anaesthetic
Any member of a group of drugs that reversibly inhibit the propagation of signals along nerves. Wide variations in potency, stability, toxicity, water-solubility and duration of action determine the route used for administration, e.g. topical, intravenous, epidural or spinal block.
peripheral nervous system drug
A drug that acts principally at one or more sites within the peripheral neuroeffector systems, the autonomic system, and motor nerve-skeletal system.
central nervous system depressant
A loosely defined group of drugs that tend to reduce the activity of the central nervous system.
Related Structures
chloroprocaine is a Structural Derivative of
Mass : 117.18940
Formula : C6H15NO
4-amino-2-chlorobenzoic acid
Mass : 171.58100
Formula : C7H6ClNO2
benzoic acids
Definition : Any aromatic carboxylic acid that consists of benzene in which at least a single hydrogen has been substituted by a carboxy group.
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