halo-thane

halothane

[hal-uh-theyn]
noun Pharmacology.
a colorless liquid, C 2 HBrClF 3 , used as an inhalant for general anesthesia.

Origin:
1955–60; halo- + -thane, as in fluothane

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halothane (ˈhæləʊˌθeɪn)
 
n
a colourless volatile slightly soluble liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform; 2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane: a general anaesthetic. Formula: CF3CHBrCl
 
[C20: from halo- + -thane, as in methane]

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halothane hal·o·thane (hāl'ə-thān')
n.
A colorless, nonflammable liquid that is widely used as an inhalation anesthetic and that takes effect rapidly and can be rapidly counteracted.

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halothane   (hāl'ə-thān')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2HBrClF3, used as an inhalant anesthetic.
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