Definition of Tetrachloroethylene

1. Noun. Anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes.




Definition of Tetrachloroethylene

1. Noun. A chlorocarbon with the formula C2Cl4, often used in dry cleaning ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tetrachloroethylene

1. Ethylene tetrachloride. Used as grease solvent in industry; defats skin and mucus membranes, causes CNS, liver, and kidney damage on chronic exposure; used as anthelmintic for hookworms. Pharmacological action: antinematodal agent, solvents. Chemical name: Ethene, tetrachloro- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetrachloroethylene

tetracenomycin F2 cyclase
tetrachirus
tetrachlorethylene
tetrachloride
tetrachlorides
tetrachlormethiazide
tetrachloro
tetrachlorobiphenyl
tetrachlorobiphenyls
tetrachlorocuprate
tetrachlorocuprates
tetrachlorodibenzodioxin
tetrachloroethane
tetrachloroethene
tetrachloroethene reductase
tetrachloroethylene (current term)
tetrachloroethylenes
tetrachlorogermane
tetrachloroisophthalonitrile
tetrachloromethane
tetrachlorosilane
tetrachlorvinphos
tetrachord
tetrachords
tetrachoric correlation
tetrachoric correlation coefficient
tetrachotomies
tetrachotomous
tetrachotomy
tetrachromacy

Literary usage of Tetrachloroethylene

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1. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene Trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene are often found together as environmental contaminants, are metabolized ..."

2. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"OSHA regulates TCDD under the Hazard Communication Standard and as a chemical hazard in laboratories. tetrachloroethylene (PERCHLOROETHYLENE) CAS No. ..."

3. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"About 85% of the tetrachloroethylene used annually in the United States is lost to the ... tetrachloroethylene may be formed in small quantities during ..."

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