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Noun: thiopental  ,thI-u'pen-t(u)l
  1. Barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anaesthetic
    - thiopental sodium, thiopentobarbital sodium, Pentothal

Derived forms: thiopentals

Type of: barbiturate, truth drug, truth serum

Encyclopedia: Thiopental