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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.

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

paraldehyde

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

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.

paraldehyde

A rapidly acting drug used by injection to control severe excitement, delirium, mania or convulsions.
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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.
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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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