thiopental sodium

thiopental sodium

[thahy-uh-pen-tl, -tal, -tawl, thahy-]
noun Pharmacology.
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:
1945–50; thio- + pent- + -al3

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thiopental sodium (ˌθaɪəʊˈpɛntæl)
 
n
See also truth drug Also called: Sodium Pentothal a barbiturate drug used in medicine as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Formula: C11H17NaN2O2S

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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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