thiopental sodium

[ thahy-uh-pen-tl, -tal, -tawl, thahy- ]
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nounPharmacology.
  1. a barbiturate, C11H18N2NaO2S, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events.

Origin of thiopental sodium

1
1945–50; thio- + pent- + -al3

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thiopental sodium

/ (ˌθaɪəʊˈpɛntæl) /


noun
  1. a barbiturate drug used in medicine as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Formula: C 11 H 17 NaN 2 O 2 S: Also called: Sodium Pentothal See also truth drug

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