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thiopental

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

Definition of thiopental

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



Origin and Etymology of thiopental

thi- + pentobarbital


First Known Use: 1947


Medical Dictionary

thiopental

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

Medical Definition of thiopental

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




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