from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crystalline substance (C8 H8O) fusing at 15° C., boiling at 98° C., used in medicine as a hypnotic.
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THE DROWSY WHISPER OF T:: E hypnone rose suddenly in pitch and ceased abruptly on a thrice repeated note of command.
With morphine, curare, and hypnone, the method of elimination failed, although ten per cent. in quantity of the body weight of the animal was used in the saline injection.
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