Definition of halothane in English:


Line breaks: halo|thane
Pronunciation: /ˈhalə(ʊ)θeɪn


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A volatile synthetic organic compound used as a general anaesthetic.
    • Chemical formula: CF3CHBrCl
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    • 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.


1950s: blend of halogen and ethane.

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