diethyl ether

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di·eth·yl e·ther

a flammable, volatile organic solvent formerly widely used in surgical procedures; was used as an inhalation anesthetic; shortcomings include irritating vapor, slow onset and prolonged recovery phases, explosion hazard.
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Account of a new anaesthetic agent as a substitute for sulphuric ether in surgery and midwifery.
Notice of a new anaesthetic agent as a substitute for sulphuric ether.