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Definition of "halothane" []

  • A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2HBrClF3, used as an inhalant anesthetic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "halothane" in a sentence
  • "Another drawback of the study is that it included children given the anesthetic halothane, which is no longer in widespread use."
  • "He soaked some cotton in a mixture of halothane and alcohol, dropped it into the jar, and screwed the lid back on."
  • "Drugs that trigger malignant hyperthermia include potent inhalation agents like halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane, and older drugs like ether."