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(Chemistry) a compound, C3H4Cl2F2O, that was formerly used as an inhalational anaesthetic but was withdrawn due to adverse effects to the kidneys
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Used for labor analgesia during midcentury, Trilene or Penthrane anesthetic gas was self-administered.
The volatile liquids include desflurane (Suprane), enflurane (Ethrane), halothane (Fluothane), isoflurane (Forane), methoxyflurane (Penthrane), and sevoflurane (Ultane).
The most satisfactory was 2:2-dichloro-1:1-difluoroethyl methyl ether (methoxyflurane, Penthrane).