If the condemned is professionally monitored after being administered sodium pentothal
, he or she will be adequately protected from excessive pain.
Ranalli cites the 1997 Working Party Report on Fetal Pain by the UK's Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and "La douleur du foetus," Mahieu-Caputo D, Dommergues M et al, Presse Med 2000, 29:663-9, recommending Sulfentanyl 1 ug/kg and Pentothal
barbiturates such as sodium pentothal
, sodium amytal, and scopolamine.
The professional speed-puzzle circuit, having been established by an American billionaire/jigsaw-puzzle enthusiast and promoted to World Series-levels of international popularity, is shaken when star players are targeted by a killer who doses his victims with Pentothal
, hacks off one of their limbs, and replaces it with a Polaroid showing the corresponding limb of a different victim.
The first drug is sodium pentothal
, a common surgical sedative which lowers blood pressure, causing unconsciousness within one minute.
turned out to be ideal agent for putting patients to sleep quickly.
rapidly became the standard induction agent, being much more pleasant than inhaling the pungent ether.
Trombley takes us through the lethal injection procedure, beginning with the sodium pentothal
injection meant to induce sleep, to the pancuronium bromide injection designed to arrest the respiratory muscles, and finally to the potassium chloride drip at three times the lethal dose.
A few years ago, when my father was under sodium pentothal
in surgery, he spoke for two hours in fluent Spanish (his surgeon was a native Spanish-speaker), "babbling Mexican," as my half-Cherokee stepmother put it.
General anesthetics considered safe for patients at risk for MH include nitrous oxide (laughing gas); narcotics such as morphine, Demerol, and fentanyl; sedative-hypnotics such as sodium pentothal
or propofol; tranquilizers such as Valium, midazolam, and droperidol; and what we term "nondepolarizing" muscle relaxants: pancuronium, metocurine, atracurium, and vecuronium.
4] administration under sodium pentothal
05 [micro]g/kg and pentothal
3 mg/kg were injected into the cardiotomy reservoir in both groups.