pentylenetetrazol

pentylenetetrazol

[pen-tl-een-te-truh-zawl, -zol]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble powder, C 6 H 1 0 N 4 , used as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, especially in the treatment of barbiturate poisoning, and to induce a convulsive state in the treatment of certain mental diseases.

Origin:
pent- + (meth)ylene + tetr(a)- + az- + -ol2

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pentylenetetrazol (ˌpɛntɪliːnˈtɛtrəˌzɒl)
 
n
a white crystalline water-soluble substance with a bitter taste, used in medicine to stimulate the central nervous system. Formula: C6H10N4
 
[C20: from penta-methylene-tetrazole]

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