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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Furthermore, given that pancuronium bromide causes paralysis, it is easy to imagine a situation where an improper dose of sodium pentothal could be given which could lead to undetected, unconstitutional pain and suffering.
In fact, the state argued (based on the representations of Terry Moore, Director of Adult Institutions for the Missouri Department of Corrections) that the protocol involved the administration of five grams of sodium pentothal, when in fact, for the previous execution and the one prepared for use at the execution of plaintiff, physician John Doe I had decreased the amount of thiopental used to 2.
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All the things I believed to be true pushed from behind like a harried crowd; it was the sodium pentothal talking.
First-time ursine intruders got drugged up with sodium pentothal (which made them psychotic) and were airlifted to remote troutless regions of the park.