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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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It is notable that maximum doses of Sodium Thiopental (5 mg/ kg), isoflurane (1.5%), and Scholine (2 mg/kg) were used in all the 60 patients.
Most states have retained the three-drug method but turned to pentobarbital as a replacement for sodium thiopental.
As a result, states have been running out of sodium thiopental. But since there are still executions to be carried out, many states began doing what everyone else does when government policy makes it difficult to legally obtain the drugs they want: They started buying the stuff on the black market.
The thiopental would take effect in seconds, causing the inmate to lapse into a coma.
The women received a hypnotic agent (either sodium thiopental or ketamine) and then a muscle relaxant (succinylcholine), which acts as a paralytic agent.
First, a sodium thiopental injection knocks out the patient so fast that, should she try to count backward from 100, she will not reach 97.
Tenders are invited for lot # 1: lung surfactants - natural fosfolipids; lot # 2 narcotic and psychotropic drugs: (fentanyl, ketamine, diazepam); lot # 3 anesthetic drugs and medicines: (propofol (propofol), thiopental, atracurium, atracurium,
We chose to compare the effects of Propofol, Thiopental and Etomidate in a tertiary care facility such as our institution.
Midazolam premedication decreases preoperative anxiety and stress (2) and postoperative nausea and vomiting (3), potentiates thiopental induction (4) and enhances postoperative analgesia (5).
Lethal vaccinations such as potassium chloride, sodium thiopental and pancuronium bromide are injected in the patients suffering from various terminal illness such as neurological conditions, last stage of Alzheimer's, chronic lung problem and heart failures.
The case had remained largely dormant since 2011 after the department abandoned its previous three-drug protocol because of a shortage of one of the drugs, an anesthetic called sodium thiopental.