procainamide hydrochloride

procainamide hydrochloride
Differs chemically from procaine by containing the amide group (CONH) instead of the ester group (COO). It depresses the irritability of the cardiac muscle, having a quinidine-like action upon the heart, and is used in ventricular arrhythmias.

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pro·cain·a·mide hy·dro·chlo·ride (pro-kānґə-mīd) [USP] a cardiac depressant used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, administered orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously. Called also procaine amide hydrochloride.

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