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thio•pental sodium  (thīə pentl, -tal, -tôl, 
  1. 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

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thiopental sodium /ˌθaɪəʊˈpɛntæl/ n
  1. a barbiturate drug used in medicine as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Formula: C11H17NaN2O2S
    Also called: Sodium Pentothal

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