ethyl chloride

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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
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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