Meaning of enflurane in English:


Pronunciation /ɛnˈflʊəreɪn/


mass nounMedicine
  • A volatile organic liquid used as a general anaesthetic.

    A halogenated ether; chemical formula: CHF₂OCF₂CHFCl

    ‘It is important to notice that enflurane is volatile.’
    • ‘Indeed, enflurane is a volatile anesthetic, and it equilibrates not only between water and lipids but also between water and air.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Enflurane may be used for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.’
    • ‘In patients with DNA repair deficiencies anesthesia with enflurane may induce irreversible DNA damage.’


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