thiopental sodium

thiopental sodium
An ultra–short-acting barbiturate administered intravenously or rectally for induction of anesthesia.

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thio·pen·tal so·di·um (thi″o-penґtəl) [USP] an ultra–short-acting barbiturate, administered intravenously or rectally to produce general anesthesia of brief duration, for induction of anesthesia prior to administration of other anesthetics, or to supplement regional anesthesia, and intravenously as an anticonvulsive and for narcoanalysis in psychiatric disorders.

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  • thiopental sodium — or thiopental [thī΄ō pen′təl] n. [ THIO + PENT(A) + AL] a yellowish white, hygroscopic powder, C11H17N2O2SNa, injected intravenously in solution as a general anesthetic and hypnotic …   English World dictionary

  • thiopental sodium — noun barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic • Syn: ↑thiopental, ↑thiopentobarbital sodium, ↑Pentothal • Usage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thiopental sodium — /thuy euh pen tl, tal, tawl, thuy /, Pharm. a barbiturate, C11H18N2NaO2S, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events. [1945 50; THIO + PENT + AL3] * * * …   Universalium

  • thiopental sodium — thi′o•pen′tal so′dium [[t]ˈθaɪ əˈpɛn tl, tæl, tɔl, ˌθaɪ [/t]] thī ) n. pha a barbiturate, C11H18N2NaO2used as an anesthetic • Etymology: 1945–50; thio +pent(obarbitone)+ al III …   From formal English to slang

  • Sodium thiopental — Systematic (IUPAC) name …   Wikipedia

  • Thiopental — Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sodium pentothal — n. THIOPENTAL SODIUM …   English World dictionary

  • sodium pentothal — noun : the sodium salt of thiopental * * * Pharm. the sodium salt of thiopental sodium. Also called sodium thiopental. [Pentothal a trademark] * * * sodium pentothal, = thiopental sodium. (Cf. ↑thiopental sodium) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium pentothal — Pharm. the sodium salt of thiopental sodium. Also called sodium thiopental. [Pentothal a trademark] * * * …   Universalium

  • thiopental — noun barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic • Syn: ↑thiopental sodium, ↑thiopentobarbital sodium, ↑Pentothal •… …   Useful english dictionary

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