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Chbr3=252.25. Synonym. - Tri-bromomethane.
Dose, 1 to 5 m.; .06 to .30 c.c.
Bromoform, an analogue of chloroform, is an anaesthetic. Inhaled, it produces anaesthesia in animals, but of shorter duration than that of ether or chloroform. It is a remedy of value for whooping-cough, for which its pleasant taste and convenience of administration gives it great advantage. It can be given - bromoform, 1; in a mixture of alcohol, 8; glycerin, 48; and compound tincture of cardamom, 8. Each fluid drachm; 4 c.c, contains about 3 minims; .20 c.c. of the drug. Cases of poisoning have been reported, so that it must be used with care.