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a colourless crystalline soluble solid produced by the reaction of chloral with water and used as a sedative and hypnotic; 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol. Formula: CCl 3 CH(OH) 2
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby chloral hydrate
chlor-, chloracetic acid, chloracetophenone, chloracne, chloral, chloral hydrate, chloralose, chlorambucil, chloramine, chloramphenicol, chloranil
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How to use chloral hydrate in a sentence
Greater care must be exercised, though, in those instances where such a deoxidizer as chloral hydrate is accidentally present.
She was wrapped in a thickening cloud of opiates—morphia by day, bromides, sulphonal, chloral hydrate at night.The Fruit of the Tree|Edith Wharton
In large doses chloral hydrate is a depressant to the circulation and the respiration, and also lowers the temperature.
Chloral hydrate must be well diluted when given by the mouth, as otherwise it may cause considerable gastro-intestinal irritation.
Liebreich has given the medicine in drachm doses, and recommended it as an hypnotic superior to chloral hydrate.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman