Definition of Methoxyflurane

1. Noun. An inhalational anaesthetic of the 1960s and early 1970s, now largely abandoned because of detrimental effects on the kidneys. ¹



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Definition of Methoxyflurane

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Methoxyflurane

1. An inhalation anaesthetic. Currently, methoxyflurane is rarely used for surgical, obstetric, or dental anaesthesia. If so employed, it should be administered with nitrous oxide to achieve a relatively light level of anaesthesia, and a neuromuscular blocking agent given concurrently to obtain the desired degree of muscular relaxation. Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, inhalation. Chemical name: Ethane, 2,2-dichloro-1,1-difluoro-1-methoxy- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Methoxyflurane

methoxsalen
methoxy
methoxy-
methoxyamination
methoxyamine
methoxybenzene
methoxybenzenes
methoxybenzyl
methoxycarbonyl
methoxychlor
methoxychlors
methoxydimethyltryptamines
methoxydine
methoxyeleutherin
methoxyethyl
methoxyflurane (current term)
methoxyflurane defluorinase
methoxyfluranes
methoxyhydroxyphenylglycol
methoxyl
methoxylated
methoxylation
methoxymethyl
methoxyneurosporene dehydrogenase
methoxyphenamine hydrochloride
methoxyphenyl
methoxypyrazine
methoxypyrazines
methoxyresorufin-O-demethylase
methoxys

Literary usage of Methoxyflurane

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Animal Euthanasia: Bibliography, January 1990-November 1997 edited by Michael D. Kreger (1999)
"The results of this study show that methoxyflurane, carbon dioxide (rabbit) and pentobarbital (rat) alter the vascular synthesis of prostacyclin and smooth ..."

2. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Since methoxyflurane is much more fat soluble than halothane or enflurane, ... As a result, methoxyflurane anesthesia produces higher and more prolonged ..."

3. The Dog: Bibliography January 1985-January 1994 by Cynthia P. Smith (1995)
"... Analgesics; Anesthesia; Halothane; methoxyflurane; Pain; Drug effects; Blood pressure; Pulse rate Abstract: This study was designed to test analgesia, ..."

4. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Three other commonly used inhalation agents are halothane, isoflurane and methoxyflurane. Halothane is nonflammable and nonexplosive. ..."

5. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"methoxyflurane nephrotoxicity: A study of the dose response in man. JAMA 225(13):1611-1616. Cousins, MJ, LR Greenstein, BA Hitt, ..."

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