pentylenetetrazol

noun
pen·​tyl·​ene·​tet·​ra·​zol | \ ˌpen-tə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzȯl How to pronounce pentylenetetrazol (audio) , -ˌzōl \

Definition of pentylenetetrazol

: a white, crystalline drug C6H10N4 formerly used as a respiratory, circulatory, and central nervous system stimulant

First Known Use of pentylenetetrazol

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pentylenetetrazol

penta- + methylene + tetrazole (CH2N4)

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“Pentylenetetrazol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentylenetetrazol. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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pentylenetetrazol

noun
pen·​tyl·​ene·​tet·​ra·​zol | \ ˌpent-i-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzȯl, -ˌzōl How to pronounce pentylenetetrazol (audio) \

Medical Definition of pentylenetetrazol

: a white crystalline drug C6H10N4 formerly used as a respiratory, circulatory, and central nervous system stimulant — see metrazol

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