(CH3CHO)3; a cyclic polymer of acetaldehyde; a potent hypnotic sedative, and anticonvulsant suitable for oral, rectal, intravenous, and intramuscular administration; its offensive odor limits its use; effective in suppressing abstinence from alcohol dependence. SYN: paracetaldehyde.

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par·al·de·hyde pa-'ral-də-.hīd, pə- n a colorless liquid polymer C6H12O3 derived from acetaldehyde and used esp. as an anticonvulsant, hypnotic, and sedative called also paracetaldehyde

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an anticonvulsant drug used to control seizures in status epilepticus. It is administered by injection or enema; side-effects include rashes.

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par·al·de·hyde (par-alґdə-hīd) [USP] a polymerization product of acetaldehyde, having rapid-acting sedative and hypnotic properties; used to control insomnia, excitement, agitation, delirium, and convulsions; administered rectally and intramuscularly and by intravenous infusion.

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