isoflurane

[ ahy-soh-floor-eyn ]
/ ˌaɪ soʊˈflʊər eɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a volatile, halogenated ether, C3H2ClF5O, used as a general anesthetic in surgery.

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Origin of isoflurane

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Medical definitions for isoflurane

isoflurane
[ ī′sō-flurān′ ]

n.

A halogenated ether with potent anesthetic action.
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