halothane halothane


  • (n) a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures


  1. When halothane was introduced as an anesthetic in 1956, it seemed nearly perfect.
  2. Doctors have long suspected that even small amounts of such gases, including nitrous oxide and halothane, may be harmful to those who are constantly in contact with them.
  3. The first was a 21-year-old female office worker who suffered a violent reaction to the anesthetic halothane.
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