Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2HBrClF3, used as an inhalant anesthetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The halogenated hydrocarbon 2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane that is used as an inhalational general anaesthetic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

halo- + (e)thane.

Examples

  • Another drawback of the study is that it included children given the anesthetic halothane, which is no longer in widespread use.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • He soaked some cotton in a mixture of halothane and alcohol, dropped it into the jar, and screwed the lid back on.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Drugs that trigger malignant hyperthermia include potent inhalation agents like halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane, and older drugs like ether.

    A Fresh Focus

  • I kicked at the pedal and the halothane hissed through the tube.

    When the Wind Blows

  • The ventilator would take over now, breathing for him, forcing into his lungs a precise mixture of oxygen and halothane.

    Life Support

  • He'd also used chloroform, or maybe it was halothane.

    Kiss the Girls

  • Julian could learn a whole lot in five minutes, assuming he lives to tell about it. halothane Wednesday, July 28th at 2: 59PM EDT

    RedState

  • From early efforts which focussed on a single gene (e.g. the halothane gene), the technology and the knowledge of the genome has developed tremendously.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds

  • The test for susceptibility, called CHC for caffeine-halothane contracture, is considered the gold standard.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Moderate hypothermia in dog produced rectilinear decrease in anesthetic dose (MAC) for cyclopropane, diethyl ether, fluroxene, halothane, & methoxyflourane.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.