ethyl chloride


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ethyl chloride

n.
A flammable halocarbon, C2H5Cl, that is a gas at ordinary temperatures and a colorless volatile liquid when compressed, used as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and in manufacturing tetraethyl lead.
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Noun1.ethyl chloride - a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
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The medical examination showed that the disorders were caused because they had inhaled highly concentrated ethyl chloride which had pushed them to the brink of death.
Anesthetic agents often used are eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) cream, ethyl chloride, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lidocaine, and opioid [4-6].
The FDA warned that the abuse and misuse of the product's active ingredient, ethyl chloride, could result in adverse effects.
The search items/MeSH terms included local anesthesia, methods, lignocaine, EMLA, buffering, ethyl chloride, pain measurement, vapocoolant spray and injection pain prevention/control.
Other volatiles anaesthetic agents like ethyl chloride, trichloroethylene (Trilene) were discovered upto 1860.
An ethyl chloride container is present; ethyl chloride could have been used to speed up induction of anaesthesia.
Further progress was made in 1899 when a patent was issued for aerosols pressurized with methyl and ethyl chloride as propellants.
Contaminants of concern include benzene, benzoyl chloride, chlorine, ethyl chloride, ethylene glycol, methanol, methylene chloride, phenol, toluene, and xylene.
After 30 minutes cold test with ethyl chloride was done and patient pain was recorded on visual analogue scale.
Later safety requirements saw the mercury replaced with a gas called ethyl chloride, but the result was the same.
Ethyl chloride (chloroethane) is a refrigerant used as a topical anesthetic.