Definition of pentylenetetrazol
: an analeptic drug C6H10N4
Origin of pentylenetetrazol
penta- + methylene + tetrazole (CH2N4)
First Known Use: 1949
Medical Definition of pentylenetetrazol
: a white crystalline drug C6H10N4 used as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant and for producing a state of convulsion in treating certain mental illnesses—called also leptazol; see metrazol
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