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a colorless, flammable gas with a characteristic odor and pungent taste that is an inhalational anesthetic; now little used because of its flammability.
An explosive gas of characteristic odor; in the past, widely used to produce general anesthesia.
cyclopropane/cy·clo·pro·pane/ (-pro´pān) a colorless, highly inflammable and explosive gas, C3H6, used as an inhalation anesthetic.
A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.
an explosive anesthetic gas. It has been replaced by the nonflammable halogenated hydrocarbons and is no longer used in the United States.
cyclopropaneA powerful, non-irritating anaesthetic gas. It has the disadvantages of being explosive and of causing heart irregularity in the presence of adrenaline.
a powerful central nervous system depressant used as an inhalation anesthetic. The drug can be given in small doses and is particularly useful in anesthetizing poor-risk patients. This gas is highly explosive and requires special handling and precautions against sparks or flames, which would result in an explosion. No longer used for safety reasons.