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thiopental sodium

[thahy-uh-pen-tl, -tal, -tawl, thahy-] /ˈθaɪ əˈpɛn tl, -tæl, -tɔl, ˌθaɪ-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a barbiturate, C 11 H 18 N 2 NaO 2 S, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; thio- + pent- + -al3
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British Dictionary definitions for thiopental sodium

thiopental sodium

/ˌθaɪəʊˈpɛntæl/
noun
1.
a barbiturate drug used in medicine as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Formula: C11H17NaN2O2S Also called Sodium Pentothal See also truth drug
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thiopental sodium in Medicine

thiopental sodium thi·o·pen·tal sodium (thī'ō-pěn'tāl', -tôl')
n.
A yellowish-white hygroscopic powder injected intravenously as a general anesthetic and used in psychotherapy to induce a relaxed state.

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