Definition of chloral hydrate in English:

chloral hydrate

Syllabification: chlo·ral hy·drate

noun

Chemistry
A colorless crystalline solid made from chloral and used as a sedative.
  • Chemical formula: CCl3CH(OH)2
More example sentences
  • The two most commonly used sedatives were chloral hydrate and chloral hydrate plus hydroxyzine.
  • The primary active metabolite, trichloroethanol, may have more sedative activity than chloral hydrate.
  • Sedative drugs such as diazepam or chloral hydrate have been given rectally or orally to ease pain and anxiety, but these medications have a slow onset and variable effects.

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