a. Action and Uses. Eugenol (oil of cloves) is a pale yellow liquid obtained
from clove oil. It is used as a surface anesthetic and an antiseptic. Its chief use is in
the temporary relief of toothache and in the disinfection of root canals.
b. Supply. The drug is supplied in 1-ounce bottles.
2-45. DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE ANESTHETIC
This agent is a skin refrigerant. It is included in the field dispensary medical
instrument and supply set. The loss of sensation that results when this agent is sprayed
onto the skin enables minor surgical procedures to be done with relative freedom from
pain. Its duration of action is less than 1 minute. The drug is supplied in an 8-ounce