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View in Spanish: Clorhidrato de bupivacaína

Bupivacaine hydrochloride (byoo-PIV-uh-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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.