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(Science: chemical) 1-(alpha-methylbenzyl)imidazol-5-carboxylic acid ethyl ester. Imidazole derivative anaesthetic and hypnotic with little effect on blood gases, ventilation, or the cardiovascular system. It has been proposed as an induction anaesthetic.

Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, intravenous, sedatives, nonbarbiturate.

chemical name: 1H-imidazole-5-carboxylic acid, 1-(1-phenylethyl)-, ethyl ester, (R)-