methoxyflurane

noun
me·​thoxy·​flu·​rane | \ me-ˌthäk-sē-ˈflu̇r-ˌān How to pronounce methoxyflurane (audio) \

Definition of methoxyflurane

: a potent nonexplosive inhalational general anesthetic C3H4Cl2F2O administered as a vapor

First Known Use of methoxyflurane

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for methoxyflurane

meth- + oxy- + fluor- + ethane

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The first known use of methoxyflurane was in 1962

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“Methoxyflurane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methoxyflurane. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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methoxyflurane

noun
me·​thoxy·​flu·​rane | \ me-ˌthäk-sē-ˈflu̇(ə)r-ˌān How to pronounce methoxyflurane (audio) \

Medical Definition of methoxyflurane

: a potent nonexplosive inhalational general anesthetic C3H4Cl2F2O withdrawn from the U.S. market because of its link to liver and kidney damage

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