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Which drug is an amide?

Which drug is an amide?

4/14/2016 6:51:53 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 115

(A). Procaine
(B). Mepivacaine
(C). Propoxycaine
(D). Cocaine


Mepivacaine, articaine, prilocaine, lidocaine, and bupivacaine are amides.
3% mepivacaine plain is recommended for patients when vasoconstrictors are contraindicated and for shorter dental procedures.

Procaine, propoxycaine, and cocaine are esters.

NOTE: names of esters have one “i,” while names of amides contain two “i”s.

 

Answer: (B). Mepivacaine

 


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