chloral hydrate

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(klor-ăl hy-drayt)

a sedative and hypnotic drug formerly widely used (as a syrup) to induce sleep, mainly in children and the elderly; its derivative chloral betaine (Welldorm) is formulated as tablets. Prolonged use may lead to dependence.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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