- a barbiturate drug used in medicine as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Formula: C11H17NaN2O2S
Also called: Sodium Pentothal
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
Drugsa barbiturate, C11H18N2NaO2S, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events.
- thio- + pent- + -al3 1945–50