methoxyflurane

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methoxyflurane

(mɪˌθɒksɪˈflʊəreɪn)
n
(Chemistry) a compound, C3H4Cl2F2O, that was formerly used as an inhalational anaesthetic but was withdrawn due to adverse effects to the kidneys
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