pentylenetetrazol


pen·tyl·ene·tet·ra·zol

noun \ˌpen-tə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzl, -ˌzōl\

Definition of PENTYLENETETRAZOL

:  an analeptic drug C6H10N4

Origin of PENTYLENETETRAZOL

penta- + methylene + tetrazole (CH2N4)
First Known Use: 1949

pen·tyl·ene·tet·ra·zol

noun \ˌpent-i-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzl, -ˌzōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

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 disorders—called also leptazol; see metrazol

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