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paraldehyde

 [pah-ral´dĕ-hīd]
a sedative and hypnotic; because of its low therapeutic index and certain unpleasant side effects, its use has declined in recent years.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·al·de·hyde

(par-al'dĕ-hīd),
A cyclic polymer of acetaldehyde; a potent hypnotic and sedative, suitable for oral or rectal administration; its offensive odor limits its use.
Synonym(s): paracetaldehyde
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paraldehyde

(pə-răl′də-hīd′)
n.
A colorless liquid polymer, C6H12O3, of acetaldehyde, used as a solvent and a sedative.
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par·al·de·hyde

(par-al'dĕ-hīd)
A cyclic polymer of acetaldehyde; a potent hypnotic and sedative, suitable for oral or rectal administration; its offensive odor limits its use.
Synonym(s): paracetaldehyde.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

paraldehyde

A rapidly acting drug used by injection to control severe excitement, delirium, mania or convulsions.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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I had one patient on a 12 hour flight from Hawaii to the US who had not been sufficiently sedated before the flight, but soon began to utter obscenities loudly for most of the flight, even after I gave him a paraldehyde injection (the protocol recommended for the most extreme situation).
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As one or two doctors testified, paraldehyde should never have been give to Davis--it had been seriously discredited many years ago as a treatment for alcoholism and god knows what else.
In the late 19th century, chloral hydrate and paraldehyde, with characteristics similar to alcohol, were introduced into medical practice as sedatives.
On the 12th day medication was changed to chloral and paraldehyde by gastric tube, with recovery following the last spasm on the 21st day.
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P List (a) U List (b) Epinephrine (adrenaline) P042 Chlorambucil (Leukeran) U035 Nicotine P075 Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar, Procytox) U058 Nitroglycerine P081 Daunomycin (Dauorubicin, Cerubidine) U059 Physostigmine P204 Diethylstilbestrol U089 Physostigmine salicylate P188 Melphalan (Alkeran) U150 Warfarin > 0.3% P001 Mitomycin C (Mutamycin) U010 Paraldehyde U182 Phenacetin U187 Reserpine U200 Saccharin U202 Selenium sulfide U205 (e.g., dandruff shampoos) Streptozocin (Zanosar) U206 Uracil mustard U237 Warfarin (Coumadin) < 0.3% U248 (a) Representative P-listed drugs (some have other uses).