Definition of enflurane in English:

enflurane

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A volatile organic liquid used as a general anaesthetic.

    • ‘Enflurane may be used for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.’
    • ‘Indeed, enflurane is a volatile anesthetic, and it equilibrates not only between water and lipids but also between water and air.’
    • ‘It is important to notice that enflurane is volatile.’
    • ‘On another hand, the quantities of enflurane estimated for the maximal effects shows that more enflurane can penetrate in the gel than in the fluid state.’
    • ‘In patients with DNA repair deficiencies anesthesia with enflurane may induce irreversible DNA damage.’

Origin

1970s: from en- (of unknown origin) + fluoro- + -ane.

Pronunciation:

enflurane

/ɛnˈflʊəreɪn/