anesthetic ether

anesthetic ether
ether (def. 2); sometimes used more generally for any ether acting as an inhalational anesthetic.

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  • anesthetic — anesthetically, adv. /an euhs thet ik/, n. 1. a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether. adj. 2. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas. 3. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to… …   Universalium

  • ether — etheric /i ther ik, i thear /, adj. /ee theuhr/, n. 1. Also called diethyl ether, diethyl oxide, ethyl ether, ethyl oxide, sulfuric ether. Chem., Pharm. a colorless, highly volatile, flammable liquid, C4H10O, having an aromatic odor and sweet,… …   Universalium

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  • Ether — This article is about a general class of organic compounds. For the specific compound, see diethyl ether. For the computer network technology, see ethernet. For the antiquated physics concept, see Luminiferous aether. For other uses, see Aether… …   Wikipedia

  • ether —    Diethyl ether, ethyl ether. A highly flammable solvent which can form explosive peroxides when exposed to air. One of a class of organic compounds characterized by the structural feature of an oxygen linking two hydrocarbon groups (such as… …   Forensic science glossary

  • ether — e•ther [[t]ˈi θər[/t]] n. 1) chem. pha a) Also called ethyl ether a colorless, highly volatile, flammable liquid, C 4 H 10 O, having an aromatic odor and sweet burning taste, used as a solvent and formerly as an inhalant anesthetic. b) (formerly) …   From formal English to slang

  • anesthetic — an•es•thet•ic [[t]ˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk[/t]] n. 1) pha a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether 2) pha med pertaining to or causing physical insensibility 3) med physically insensitive: an anesthetic state[/ex] • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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