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halothane
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Description

Halothane is a general anesthetic used to induce and maintain anesthesia during surgery. It is a halogenated hydrocarbon that is administered as a gas or vapor. Halothane is known to be a potent anesthetic, but it is also associated with a number of side effects.

Common side effects of halothane include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, confusion, and drowsiness. It can also cause an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate. In rare cases, halothane can cause liver damage, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death.

Brand names associated with halothane include Fluothane, Halocarbon, and Halothane.

Synonyms
  • alotano
  • halothanum
  • phthorothanum
Classifications
  • general anesthetic
  • halogenated hydrocarbon

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