Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Amide Anesthetic

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_181

Definition

A member of one of the two major chemical classes of local anesthetics, differentiated by the intermediate chain linking a lipophilic group and an ionizable group (usually a tertiary amine). The pharmacologic class of agents comprised of lidocaine, bupivacaine, ropivacaine, mepivacaine, prilocaine and etidocaine.

The other major class is ester anesthetic.

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