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, urethane (yū'rĕ-than, -thān),
Agent with antimitotic activity; formerly used medically as a hypnotic, but now more often used as an anesthetic for laboratory animals.
Synonym(s): ethyl carbamate


(yo͝or′ĭ-thān′) also


1. A colorless or white crystalline compound, CO(NH2)OC2H5, used in organic synthesis and formerly as a palliative treatment for leukemia. Also called ethyl carbamate.
2. Any of several esters, other than the ethyl ester, of carbamic acid.


a compound with limited use as an anesthetic in nonrecovery experiments with laboratory animals because it causes pulmonary edema and is carcinogenic.
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