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pentylenetetrazol

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noun pen·tyl·ene·tet·ra·zol \ˌpen-tə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzȯl, -ˌzōl\

Definition of pentylenetetrazol

  1. :  an analeptic drug C6H10N4



Origin and Etymology of pentylenetetrazol

penta- + methylene + tetrazole (CH2N4)


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

pentylenetetrazol

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noun pen·tyl·ene·tet·ra·zol \ˌpent-i-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzȯl, -ˌzōl\

Medical Definition of pentylenetetrazol

  1. :  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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