Definition of halothane in English:

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halothane

Pronunciation: /ˈhaləˌTHān/

noun

Medicine
A volatile synthetic organic compound used as a general anesthetic.
  • Chemical formula: CF3CHBrCl
Example sentences
  • With the airway thus controlled nitrous oxide, halothane, and oxygen are given in proper concentrations.
  • We have used a coarse-grain model to explore the properties of a model membrane in the presence of the volatile anesthetic halothane by performing extensive molecular dynamics simulations.
  • We examined the effects of two popular volatile anesthetics, halothane and sevoflurane, on laryngeal C-fiber responsiveness in urethane-anesthetized guinea pigs.

Origin

1950s: blend of halogen and ethane.

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Syllabification: hal·o·thane

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