Definition of Chloral hydrate

1. Noun. A colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive.

Specialized synonyms: Knockout Drops
Generic synonyms: Depressant, Downer, Sedative, Sedative Drug



Medical Definition of Chloral hydrate

1. A hypnotic and sedative used in the treatment of insomnia. The safety margin is too narrow for chloral hydrate to be used as a general anaesthetic in humans, but it is commonly used for that purpose in animal experiments. It is no longer considered useful as an anti-anxiety medication. Pharmacological action: sedatives, nonbarbiturate, anaesthetics, intravenous. Chemical name: 1,1-Ethanediol, 2,2,2-trichloro- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloral Hydrate

chloasmas
chloasmata
chlodronate
chlophedianol hydrochloride
chlor-
chloracetic acid
chloracne
chloracnegen
chloracnegens
chloracnes
chloraemia
chloragosome
chloral
chloral alcoholate
chloral betaine
chloral hydrate (current term)
chloralamide
chloralamides
chloralism
chloralkali
chloralkaline
chloralkalis
chloralose
chloralosed
chloraloses
chlorals
chloralum
chloraluminite
chlorambucil
chloramide

Literary usage of Chloral hydrate

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1875)
""That chloral hydrate is more likely to save life after a fatal dose of ... by the use of chloral hydrate, and consequently much suffering saved. (4. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"286) describes the results of a study of the kidney condition of 800 cases of scarlet fever, treated with routine doses of chloral hydrate, as compared with ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The purest samples >f chloral hydrate present the appearance of ordinary alum ... Jacobsen gives the nelting point of pure chloral hydrate as 60° to 51°, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Behavior of chloral hydrate ivith Ammonium Sulphide: By J. LESIN. ... The authors found that a mixture of chloral hydrate and ..."

5. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"Chloroform, chloral hydrate, Chloralose. It is possible that chloroform ... chloral hydrate acts similarly in narcotic and in smaller doses (31, 36 to 38). ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"When persistent insomnia threatens exhaustion, at a late period of the disease, the best method of administering chloral hydrate is to give forty grains at ..."

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