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eth·yl chlo·ride

a volatile explosive liquid (under increased pressure); when sprayed on the skin, produces local anesthesia by superficial freezing, but also is a potent inhalation anesthetic.
Synonym(s): chloroethane

ethyl chloride

[eth′il]
a topical anesthetic used in short operations.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of skin irritations and in minor skin surgery; the skin is sprayed until the surface turns white with frost.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not used on broken skin or on mucous membrane.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are pain, muscle spasm, and, as a result of excessive use, frostbite.
note It is highly flammable.

eth·yl chlo·ride

(ethil klōrīd)
Volatile explosive liquid (under increased pressure); when sprayed on the skin, produces local anesthesia by superficial freezing, but also is a potent inhalation anesthetic.

ethyl chloride

A volatile liquid sometimes used as a spray to achieve local anaesthesia of the skin by freezing. It has also been used an a general anaesthetic, by inhalation, but is dangerously potent.

eth·yl chlo·ride

(ethil klōrīd)
Volatile explosive liquid; when sprayed on skin, produces local anesthesia by superficial freezing but also is a potent inhalation anesthetic.

ethyl

the monovalent radical, C2H5.

ethyl alcohol
see ethyl alcohol; called also ethanol and grain alcohol.
ethyl aminobenzoate
ethyl carbamate
ethyl chloride
a local anesthetic applied topically to intact skin. It has a very low boiling point and the skin is temporarily frozen and insensitive to pain.
ethyl lactate
an antibacterial agent used in shampoos.
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It is now taking measures to include ethyl chloride in the list of prohibited substances and to emphasise that it is sold only after ensuring that it is used only for the specified purposes.
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Afraid to look bad in front of his friends, he sprayed a generous amount of ethyl chloride onto tissue paper, held it to his mouth and inhaled deeply.
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Prior to this, the only practical inhalational agents available apart from nitrous oxide, ethylene and cyclopropane, (and a few others of short-lived popularity like acetylene) were non-halogenated ethers and some chlorinated compounds such as chloroform and ethyl chloride.
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