pentylenetetrazol [pen-tl-een-te-truh-zawl, -zol] Word Origin 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.
- 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