methoxyflurane

[me-thok-see-floo r-eyn]

noun Pharmacology.

a potent substance, C3H4Cl2F2O, used as an analgesic in minor surgical procedures and less frequently as a general anesthetic.

Origin of methoxyflurane

First recorded in 1960–65; methoxy- + flu(o)r- + (eth)ane
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methoxyflurane in Medicine

methoxyflurane

[mə-thŏk′sē-flurān′]

n.

A potent, nonflammable, nonexplosive anesthetic administered by inhalation.
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