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 (tĕt′rə-klôr′ō-ĕth′ə-lēn′) also tet·ra·chlor·eth·yl·ene (-klôr-ĕth′-)
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Noun1.tetrachlorethylene - anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
anthelminthic, anthelmintic, helminthic, vermifuge - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
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[23] found auditory alterations with exposure to noise and solvents in a case-control study with 469 workers from a bus and truck factory with a 12.7-year average exposure to benzene, toluene, xylene, tetrachlorethylene, and acetone and occupational exposure limits for chemical compounds and physical agents within the limits permitted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
Among exposures in the occupational environment, the main risk factors for the development of leukemia are solvents such as benzene, tetrachlorethylene, styrene and chlorophenols, aromatic amines, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, creosote, chromium, arsenic, ethylene oxide, asbestos, some antineoplastic agents and agrochemicals (11,12).
Before stacking, the entire surfaces of the strips were degreased with tetrachlorethylene and wire-brushed (stainless steel brush) to achieve good bonding.
2 PERC (Perchloroethylene or Tetrachlorethylene)--This is a potential carcinogen with links to numerous cancers.