A colorless crystalline solid made from chloral and used as a sedative.
- ‘The two most commonly used sedatives were chloral hydrate and chloral hydrate plus hydroxyzine.’
- ‘Sedative drugs such as diazepam or chloral hydrate have been given rectally or orally to ease pain and anxiety, but these medications have a slow onset and variable effects.’
- ‘Andrew had filled the syringe with chloral hydrate, a powerful sedative, and had positioned himself at Aridene's side.’
- ‘The primary active metabolite, trichloroethanol, may have more sedative activity than chloral hydrate.’
- ‘Seventy-six infants, of a mean gestational age 26.4 weeks, were studied after sedation with chloral hydrate at between 11 and 14 months of age, corrected for prematurity.’
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