Recent Examples of thiopental from the Web
Although the case was settled, no further executions have yet been scheduled because the Corrections Department has so far not obtained either of the two drugs approved for execution in Arizona: sodium thiopental and pentobarbital.
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.
All Sodium Pentothal — or its generic form, sodium thiopental — does is decrease your higher brain functions.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of thiopental
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
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