Definition of thiopental
: a barbiturate C11H18N2O2S used in the form of its sodium salt especially as an intravenous anesthetic — compare pentothal
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States began using midazolam as an alternative after drugmakers began clamping down on the use of other products such as sodium thiopental or pentobarbital in lethal injections.
Virtually all executions used the same three-drug combination: sodium thiopental, a barbiturate, to render the inmate unconscious, followed by a paralytic and a heart-stopping drug.
All Sodium Pentothal — or its generic form, sodium thiopental — does is decrease your higher brain functions.
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Origin and Etymology of thiopental
thi- + pentobarbital
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
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