pentylenetetrazol

noun

pen·​tyl·​ene·​tet·​ra·​zol ˌpen-tə-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzȯl How to pronounce pentylenetetrazol (audio)
-ˌzōl
: a white, crystalline drug C6H10N4 formerly used as a respiratory, circulatory, and central nervous system stimulant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Just grab some pentylenetetrazol - a drug that blocks inhibitory signals between brain cells. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2012

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Word History

Etymology

penta- + methylene + tetrazole (CH2N4)

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentylenetetrazol was in 1949

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“Pentylenetetrazol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentylenetetrazol. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

pentylenetetrazol

noun
pen·​tyl·​ene·​tet·​ra·​zol ˌpent-i-ˌlēn-ˈte-trə-ˌzȯl, -ˌzōl How to pronounce pentylenetetrazol (audio)
: a white crystalline drug C6H10N4 formerly used as a respiratory, circulatory, and central nervous system stimulant see metrazol
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