[ ahy-soh-floor-eyn ]
/ ˌaɪ soʊˈflʊər eɪn /
a volatile, halogenated ether, C3H2ClF5O, used as a general anesthetic in surgery.
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Medical definitions for isoflurane
[ ī′sō-flur′ān′ ]
A halogenated ether with potent anesthetic action.
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