sodium thiopental

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sodium thiopental

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚thī·ə′pent·əl]
(pharmacology)
C11H17N2O2SNa A yellowish-white powder, soluble in water and alcohol; used in medicine as a barbiturate.
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But how would Wilbur's alleged desire to encourage Mason's creativity explain her administration of electroshock and day-and-night injections of sodium pentothal to Mason?
The sodium pentothal hypnosis interview with follow-up treatment for complex regional pain syndrome.
14) The procedure began with five grams of sodium pentothal, which causes the prisoner to lose consciousness.
Bronchoalveolar lavage cytology: The animals were anaesthetized 24 h after challenge with ovalbumin with an intraperitoneal injection of pentothal sodium (50 mg/kg).
Creep up on me with a syringe of sodium pentothal and a dictaphone after eight hours' slumber and William S Burroughs would come a very distant second, rather like the hapless Klute in that mid-1980s mis-match against So Careful.
Control of eclamptic convulsions by pentothal drip; a report of two cases.
The present status of narcosynthesis using sodium pentothal and sodium amytal.
While these state procedures do vary in terms of the systems used to administer the lethal chemicals, all lethal injections typically consist of a three-chemical combination: sodium thiopental or Sodium Pentothal, its trademark name; pancuronium bromide, also known as Pavulon; and finally, potassium chloride.
Praising the wonders of the drug sodium pentothal and the "medico's help" in allowing the patient to dredge up unconscious anxieties via the process of narcosynthesis, Wecter concludes that modern military psychiatry "restores the wholeness of the man" (p.
Likely inspirations for the drug Kallocain are scopolamine and sodium pentothal (popularized as "truth sera" by police investigators, the former in the 1920s and the latter in the 1930s), and amphetamine (a medical treatment for weight loss in the 1930s) (Winter).
32) In Warren Buffett's words, "If you could administer sodium pentothal [to the managers], you find that they, like you or me, simply don't want to be dispossessed.
According to Alison Winter, a science historian at the University of Chicago, who has studied the origins and applications of truth serum, the term that was used to describe the use of certain drugs, most commonly barbiturates like sodium amytal and sodium pentothal, to try to extract truthful statements from people about their past experiences.