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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An explosive gas of characteristic odor; in the past, widely used to produce general anesthesia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.
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cyclopropaneA powerful, non-irritating anaesthetic gas. It has the disadvantages of being explosive and of causing heart irregularity in the presence of adrenaline.
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