[ thahy-uh-pen-tl, -tal, -tawl, thahy- ]
/ ˈθaɪ əˈpɛn tl, -tæl, -tɔl, ˌθaɪ- /
a barbiturate, C11H18N2NaO2S, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events.
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British Dictionary definitions for thiopental sodium
/ (ˌθaɪəʊˈpɛntæl) /
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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Medicine definitions for thiopental sodium
[ thī′ō-pĕn′tăl′, -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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