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Ether

Ether (C2H5)2O, flammable liquid that causes unconsciousness when inhaled. It was widely used as an anesthetic during the 19th and early 20th centuries. But its uncomfortable side effects and flammability led to its being replaced by other anesthetics.

See also: Anesthesia.

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