noun[mass noun] Medicine
A sulphur-containing barbiturate drug used as a general anaesthetic and hypnotic, and (reputedly) as a truth drug.
- I have injected the antibiotic cefuroxime, thinking it was the anaesthetic thiopentone.
- The use of induction agents, such as thiopentone, and muscle relaxants when a patient's airway reflexes are still present, can counteract these effects.
- Inhibition of neutrophil respiratory burst and chemotaxis in vitro by thiopentone but not methohexitone
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