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(Not official.) - CO. Nh2.Oc2h5==88.94. Synonyms. - Ethyl Carbamate. Ethyl Ureihane.
By the interaction of Urea Nitrate and Ethyl Alcohol; and crystallization on cooling.
Dose, 5 to 30 gr.; .03 to 2.00 gm.
Urethane is used as a hypnotic, and is believed to provide a calm, natural sleep without any disagreeable after-effects. It was formerly more frequently employed.