halothane : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • When halothane was introduced as an anesthetic in 1956, it seemed nearly perfect.
  • 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.
  • The first was a 21-year-old female office worker who suffered a violent reaction to the anesthetic halothane.

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