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paraldehyde

Pronunciation: par-al'de-hid

Definition: A cyclic polymer of acetaldehyde; a potent hypnotic and sedative, suitable for oral or rectal administration; its offensive odor limits its use.

Synonym(s): paracetaldehyde

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