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pentobarbital sodium

[¦pen·tō′bär·bə‚tȯl ′sōd·ē·əm]
(pharmacology)
C11H17N2NaO3 A short- to intermediate-acting barbiturate; used as a hypnotic and sedative drug. Also known as sodium pentobarbitone.
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The FDA's preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets," the agency said.
27) The Eleventh Circuit denied a stay of execution, determining that there was insufficient First Amendment support to provide the requested information, even though the inmate demonstrated that the state had not had any FDA-approved pentobarbital in state possession for over a year.
39) The botched execution prompted Ohio to announce that it would no longer use the two-drug mixture and (per court order) would suspend pending executions until it could develop protocols using pentobarbital or sodium thiopental.
Georgia, Missouri, South Dakota and Texas have since turned to compounding pharmacies to obtain pentobarbital or substitutes.
what was hidden behind my client's very still body because he couldn't respond to pain at the time the pentobarbital was administered," she said.
But pentobarbital is considered a controversial substitute for sodium thiopental because its manufacture is often poorly regulated, and contaminated batches can cause exruciating pain prior to death.
Treatment with either extract or water was done by oral gavage; acetic acid, morphine and pentobarbital were diluted in saline and injected intraperitoneally (i.
As the dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he said, "It does kind of burn.
Ferguson was given a lethal injection of 5 grams of pentobarbital, a fast-acting barbiturate at 12:01 a.
Treatments and procedures include a) diagnostic procedures--MRI, CT scan, or skull X-ray; b) tubes and lines--ICE arterial pressure, or central venous pressure monitoring lines; endotracheal tube; urinary catheter; nasogastric tube; chest tube; or wound drain; c) blood or blood products; d) medications--mannitol, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and pancuronium bromide; and e) surgery.
However Lovoi is now requesting the return of the barbiturates in question, which had been purchased by Texas in order to boost its dwindling stock of pentobarbital, an anesthetic commonly used to euthanize animals.