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LP15311-1AcetaldehydeActive

Descriptions

LP15311-1   Acetaldehyde
Acetaldehyde, sometimes known as ethanal, is an organic chemical compound with the formula C H 3 CHO or MeCHO. It is is a flammable liquid with a fruity smell. Acetaldehyde occurs naturally in ripe fruit, coffee, and fresh bread and is produced by plants as part of their normal metabolism. It is probably best known as the chemical that causes hangovers. In the chemical industry, acetaldehyde is used as an intermediate in the production of acetic acid, certain esters, and a number of other chemicals. In 1989, US production stood at 740 million pounds (336,000 t). Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Acetaldehyde (Wikipedia)

LP15311-1   Acetaldehyde
A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP15311-1   Acetaldehyde
Acetaldehyde is a paraldehyde metabolite. Paraldehyde is a Schedule IV depressant used most frequently in a hospital setting to treat delirium tremers associated with alcohol withdrawl. Paraldehyde is sometimes used to treat certain convulsive disorders, including status epilepticus. Paraldehyde causes the patient's breath to have a strong, characteristic unpleasant odor, which lasts about one day after stopping use of the medicine. Information from www.drugs.com, accessed 2007 11 26. Source: Regenstrief Institute

Basic Part Properties

Name
Acetaldehyde
Type
Component
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Acetaldehyde

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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
乙醛
Synonyms: C2H4O
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
acetaldehyde
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Atseetaldehüüd
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Acétaldéhyde
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Acétaldéhyde
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Acetaldeide
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Ацетальдегид
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Acetaldehído
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Asetaldehid