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thiopental

noun thio·pen·tal \ˌthī-ō-ˈpen-ˌtal, -ˌtl\

Definition of THIOPENTAL

:  a barbiturate C11H18N2O2S used in the form of its sodium salt especially as an intravenous anesthetic — compare pentothal

Origin of THIOPENTAL

thi- + pentobarbital
First Known Use: 1947

thiopental

noun thio·pen·tal \ˌthī-ō-ˈpen-ˌtal, -ˌtl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THIOPENTAL

:  a barbiturate used in the form of its sodium salt C11H17N2NaO2S especially as an intravenous anesthetic—see pentothal

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