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Chloral Hydrate
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Aquachloral; Noctec; Somnote; Welldorm; Mickey Finn; Knockout Drops
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Sedative
CHEMICAL NAME
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-ethanediol
DESCRIPTION
Chloral hydrate is one of the oldest sedative-hypnotics. It was first synthesized in 1832 and is still in use today to treat insomnia. It is perhaps best known for its use in a "Mickey Finn", a drink designed to render someone unconscious.
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