pentylenetetrazol

[ pen-tl-een-te-truh-zawl, -zol ]
/ ˌpɛn tl inˈtɛ trəˌzɔl, -ˌzɒl /

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble powder, C6H10N4, 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.

Nearby words

  1. pentoxifylline,
  2. pentstemon,
  3. pentyl,
  4. pentyl acetate,
  5. pentyl group,
  6. penuche,
  7. penuchle,
  8. penult,
  9. penultima,
  10. penultimate

Origin of pentylenetetrazol


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British Dictionary definitions for pentylenetetrazol

pentylenetetrazol

/ (ˌpɛntɪliːnˈtɛtrəˌzɒl) /

noun

a white crystalline water-soluble substance with a bitter taste, used in medicine to stimulate the central nervous system. Formula: C 6 H 10 N 4

Word Origin for pentylenetetrazol

C20: from penta-methylene-tetrazole

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