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  • noun organic chemistry The brominated alcohol 2,2,2-tribromoethanol that is used as an anaesthetic for small animals

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  • Pages smeared with blood might have passed before her, and she might have dreamed -- for she wuz _very_ delerious -- she might have dreamed of the time when our statesmen and lawgivers would pause awhile from their hard task of punishin 'crime, and bend their energies upon avertin' it --

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  • Prior to the experiment, mice were anesthetized with 0.015 ml/g avertin by i.p. injection. 1 mg/ml of FITC-peptide in 250 µl PBS was injected by tail vein injection into mice bearing tumors 150 mm

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  • Virus was harvested by three times freezing and thawing as described before Mice were anesthetized using either ketamine (87 mg / kg body weight) and xylazine (13 mg / kg body weight) or avertin (275 mg / kg body weight).

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