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[mass noun] A liquid made by treating acetaldehyde with acid, used medicinally as a sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant.
- ‘His first wife Vivienne had been prescribed Hoffman's anodyne and paraldehyde to treat her nervous condition, two anesthetics that exude a strong scent of ether.’
- ‘A young woman had a fit, and all the paraldehyde and other Western intervention we tried would not stop it.’
- ‘Quinaldine can be made by reacting aniline, hydrochloric acid, and paraldehyde.’
- ‘Parenteral paraldehyde may be indicated in the emergency treatment of status epilepticus and of convulsions induced by tetanus or eclampsia, when other agents are not effective.’
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