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Definition of Chloroform

Chloroform: A clear, volatile liquid with a strong smell similar to that of ether. Chloroform was once administered by inhalation to produce anesthesia, given to relieve pain, and used as a remedy for cough. It is quite toxic to the kidneys and the liver.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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