A 38-year-old member asked:
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how can novocain (procaine) works on axon membrane?

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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Local Anesthetics: Novocaine is the trade name for procaine. Procaine is an ester. It blocks sodium channels thus preventing propagation along the axons.
Answered on Jun 17, 2013
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
sodium channels: Local anesthetics work on the neuron's sodium channels inhibiting ion exchange and therefore depolarization of the nerve.
Answered on Aug 25, 2020

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