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Related to trichloroethene: trichloroethane, vinyl chloride, Trichlorofluoromethane, Tetrachloroethene
a widely used industrial solvent, formerly used as an inhalation analgesic and anesthetic; exposure to high vapor concentrations can cause fatal poisoning.
trichloroethylene/tri·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene/ (-eth´ĭ-lēn) a clear, mobile liquid used as an industrial solvent; formerly used as an inhalant anesthetic.
a general anesthetic, administered by mask with N2O, for dentistry, minor surgery, and the first stages of labor. It is too cardiotoxic for deep anesthesia, even in light planes of anesthesia. It is not currently used in clinical anesthesia practice in developed countries.
a volatile, nonflammable solvent with a similar odor to chloroform. Used in the extraction of oils and fats from plant and animal materials for the purpose of using the oil. The residue is available as animal feed. Has anesthetic and analgesic properties but is not recommended for use as either in animals.
trichloroethylene-extracted soybean meal
see trichloroethylene-extracted soybean meal.