chloral hydrate


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chloral hydrate

n.
A colorless crystalline compound, C2H3Cl3O2, used as a sedative and hypnotic drug and in the manufacture of DDT.

chloral hydrate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline soluble solid produced by the reaction of chloral with water and used as a sedative and hypnotic; 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol. Formula: CCl3CH(OH)2
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Noun1.chloral hydrate - a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
knockout drops - chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious
depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
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chloral hydrate

n hidrato de cloral
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Comparison of chloral hydrate and midazolam for sedation of neonates for neuroimaging studies.
Chloral hydrate was described by Oscar Liebrich in 1869 in Berlin, where he used it as an oral premedication.
He had already become interested in eye surgery and had experimented with anesthetizing the eye with morphine, ether spray, chloral hydrate and potassium bromide, all of which were known to have effects on the nervous system.
They had a small supply of chloral hydrate and were willing to let us have some.
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Marilyn, who was addicted to barbiturates, overdosed in 1962 on Nembutal and chloral hydrate.
A seven-week investigation into her death, led by Broward County Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist Dr Joshua Perper in combination with the Seminole police and several independent forensic pathologists and toxicologists, had revealed that Anna died of "combined drug intoxication" with the sleeping medication chloral hydrate as the "major component".
The medications mentioned prominently in 1976 included among others, Flurazepam, triazolam, chloral hydrate, amylobarbitone, methaqualone, glutethimide, pentobarbital, methyprylone, secobarbital, tryptophan, meprobamate, and the old standby, diphenhydrarnine.
2 Mickey Finn: Name of the bartenderwho worked in Chicago in 1896-1906 and served knockout drinks containing chloral hydrate to customers who were then robbed
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