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ethanol 
A colorless organic liquid also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol. Ethanol's primary physiologic effects involve the central nervous system. Depending on the dose delivered, ethanol behaves as an anxiolytic, a depressant, or a general anesthetic. Ethanol-induced immunosuppression involves dysregulation of CD4+ T cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Absolute Ethanol
Alcohol
ethyl alcohol
Methylcarbinol