chloroform

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chloroform

 [klor″o-form]
a colorless, mobile liquid with an ethereal odor and sweet taste, used as a solvent; it is hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic when ingested. It was once used widely medicinally, such as for inhalation anesthesia and analgesia.

chlor·o·form

(klōr'ō-fōrm),
Formerly used by inhalation to produce general anesthesia; also used as a solvent.
Synonym(s): trichloromethane
[chlor(ine) + form(yl)]

chloroform

(klôr′ə-fôrm′)
n.
A clear, colorless, dense, sweet-smelling liquid, CHCl3, used in refrigerants, propellants, and resins, as a solvent, and sometimes as an anesthetic. Chloroform, once widely used in human and veterinary surgery, has generally been replaced by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.
tr.v. chloro·formed, chloro·forming, chloro·forms
1. To treat with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or kill.
2. To apply chloroform to.

chlor·o·form

(klōr'ō-fōrm)
Formerly used by inhalation to produce general anesthesia; also used as a solvent.
[chlor(ine) + form(yl)]

chloroform

A heavy, colourless, volatile liquid once widely used as a pleasant and easy general anaesthetic but now abandoned because of its tendency to cause CARDIAC ARREST and other dangerous complications including delayed liver atrophy.

chlor·o·form

(klōr'ō-fōrm)
Formerly used inhalation agent to produce general anesthesia; also used as a solvent.