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, urethane (yū'rĕ-than, -thān),
Agent with antimitotic activity; formerly used medically as a hypnotic, but now more often used as an anesthetic for laboratory animals.
Synonym(s): ethyl carbamate
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Leukaemogenic activity of urethan in Swiss and AKR mice.
(2) He intravenously administered procaine, dibucaine, and quinine combined with urethan. Gejrot in 1963 (3) and 1976 (4) and Englesson et al (5) in 1976 reported beneficial effects of IV lidocaine on tinnitus in patients with Meniere's disease and other conditions.
The three bonds most susceptible to hydrolytic degradation are the ester, urea and urethan (figure 2).