thiopental sodium

[thahy-uh-pen-tl, -tal, -tawl, thahy-]

noun Pharmacology.

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

1945–50; thio- + pent- + -al3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for thiopental sodium

Pentothal, scopolamine

British Dictionary definitions for thiopental sodium

thiopental sodium


a barbiturate drug used in medicine as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Formula: C 11 H 17 NaN 2 O 2 SAlso called: Sodium Pentothal See also truth drug
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thiopental sodium in Medicine

thiopental sodium

[thī′ō-pĕntăl′, -tôl′]


A yellowish-white hygroscopic powder injected intravenously as a general anesthetic and used in psychotherapy to induce a relaxed state.
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