Definition of enflurane in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛnˈflʊəreɪn/


[mass noun] Medicine
A volatile organic liquid used as a general anaesthetic.
Example sentences
  • It is important to notice that enflurane is volatile.
  • Indeed, enflurane is a volatile anesthetic, and it equilibrates not only between water and lipids but also between water and air.
  • On another hand, the quantities of enflurane estimated for the maximal effects shows that more enflurane can penetrate in the gel than in the fluid state.


1970s: from en- (of unknown origin) + fluoro- + -ane2.

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