Definition of Halothane

1. Noun. A nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures.




Definition of Halothane

1. Noun. (organic compound) The halogenated hydrocarbon ''2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane'' that is used as an inhalational general anaesthetic ¹

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Definition of Halothane

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Medical Definition of Halothane

1. A nonflammable, halogenated, hydrocarbon anaesthetic that provides relatively rapid induction with little or no excitement. Analgesia may not be adequate. Nitrous oxide is often given concomitantly. Because halothane may not produce sufficient muscle relaxation, supplemental neuromuscular blocking agents may be required. Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, inhalation. Chemical name: Ethane, 2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoro- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halothane

haloprogin
haloquinoline
halorhodopsin
halorhodopsins
halos
halosaline
haloscope
haloscopes
halosilane
halosilanes
halosteresis
halosugar
halosugars
halosulfite
halosulfites
halothane (current term)
halothane-ether azeotrope
halothane effect
halothane hepatitis
halothanes
halotolerant
halotrichite
haloxazolam
haloxyline
halp
halpace
halpaces
halse
halsed
halseman

Literary usage of Halothane

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1. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Three other commonly used inhalation agents are halothane, isoflurane and ... halothane is nonflammable and nonexplosive. It is a good muscle relaxant and ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Neurobehavioral toxicology of halothane in rats. ... Kenna JG, Neuberger J, Williams R. Evidence for expression in human liver of halothane-induced ..."

3. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"Moser, VC and Balster, RL Acute motor and lethal effects of inhaled toluene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, halothane, and ethanol in mice: Effects of exposure ..."

4. Animal Euthanasia: Bibliography, January 1990-November 1997 edited by Michael D. Kreger (1999)
"The results of this study show that euthanasia techniques involving the use of methoxyflurane, pentobarbital, CO2 and halothane affect in vitro ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... halothane gas analyzer. (a) Identification. A halothane gas ... of halothane anesthetic in a gas ..."

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