thiopental sodium

thiopental sodium

noun Pharmacology.

  1. a barbiturate, C11H18N2NaO2S, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events.


  1. 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


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