Definition of Paraldehyde

1. Noun. A colorless liquid (a cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde) that is used as a sedative and a solvent.

Exact synonyms: Ethanal Trimer
Generic synonyms: Aldehyde



Definition of Paraldehyde

1. n. A polymeric modification of aldehyde obtained as a white crystalline substance.

Definition of Paraldehyde

1. Noun. (organic compound) A cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde once used as an antidepressant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paraldehyde

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paraldehyde

1. A polymeric modification of aldehyde obtained as a white crystalline substance. Origin: Pref. Para- + aldehyde. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraldehyde

parakeratotic
parakhinite
parakinesia
parakite
parakites
paralactic
paralactic acid
paralalia
paralalia literalis
paralambdacism
paralanguage
paralanguages
paralaurionite
paralbumin
paralbumins
paraldehyde (current term)
paraldehydes
paralectotype
paralegal
paralegals
paraleipses
paraleipsis
paraleiptic
paralemniscal
paraleprosis
paralepses
paralepsis
paralepsy
paraletic
paralexia

Literary usage of Paraldehyde

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"During this time paraldehyde was used in 100 cases, ... First let us study the result of paraldehyde in 100 cases, 48 males and 52 females, embracing nearly ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1889)
"As a last resource Dr. Goodhart gave him half-drachm doses of paraldehyde, with marked relief till the end of the case, which occurred about a fortnight ..."

3. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"For this reason it is possible to determine the freezing point curves of acetaldehyde and paraldehyde. The three chief points on these curves, ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1893)
"Dr. WILLIAM D. GRANGER reported a case of ACUTE MANIA, WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF ENORMOUS DOSES OF paraldehyde. The patient was a female, aged twenty years ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1892)
"I use paraldehyde continuously and almost exclusively, because in my opinion, ... I invariably exhibit two drachms of paraldehyde as an initial dose, ..."

6. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge, Charles Alexander Keane, E. Adam, P. Aulich, T. L. Bailey, C. O. Bannister (1914)
"paraldehyde is a clear, colourless liquid with a peculiar, ... 20 cc of paraldehyde should volatilise completely on hearing, leaving no residue. ..."

7. 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 (1891)
"BM paraldehyde ADDICTION. B. Mattison, MD (Medical Record, November 29, 1890), quotes the case of a young woman who, after recovery from ..."

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