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thiopental Line breaks: thio|pen¦tal
Pronunciation: /θʌɪə(ʊ)ˈpɛnt(ə)l/

Definition of thiopental in English:


North American term for thiopentone.
Example sentences
  • In the critical care setting, midazolam, thiopental, and several antibiotics can be added to this list.
  • He and others canvassed six American states for information about their execution protocols, all of which use sequential injections of thiopental, a muscle relaxant, and potassium chloride to kill condemned prisoners.
  • Fentanyl or thiopental may be given intravenously if a deeper level of anesthesia is required during some parts of the procedure.
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