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An inhalation anesthetic. Currently, methoxyflurane is rarely used for surgical, obstetric, or dental anesthesia. If so employed, it should be administered with NITROUS OXIDE to achieve a relatively light level of anesthesia, and a neuromuscular blocking agent given concurrently to obtain the desired degree of muscular relaxation. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p180)

Year introduced: 1965(1963)

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Tree Number(s): D02.355.417.600, D02.355.601.620

MeSH Unique ID: D008733

Registry Number: 30905R8O7B

Entry Terms:

  • Methofluranum
  • Penthrane
  • Pentrane
  • Anecotan

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