Definition of Etomidate
1. Noun. (medicine) A short-acting intravenous anaesthetic, ''ethyl 3-[(1R)-1-phenylethyl]imidazole-4-carboxylate'' ¹
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Medical Definition of Etomidate
1-(alpha-methylbenzyl)imidazol-5-carboxylic acid ethyl ester. Imidazole derivative anaesthetic and hypnotic with little effect on blood gases, ventilation, or the cardiovascular system. It has been proposed as an induction anaesthetic.
Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, intravenous, sedatives, nonbarbiturate.
Chemical name: 1H-Imidazole-5-carboxylic acid, 1-(1-phenylethyl)-, ethyl ester, (R)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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