from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug thiopental sodium.

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  • n. barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic


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  • Intravenous injections of a chemical agent we call Pentothal-V6, twice a day for ten days at twelve-hour intervals — once the client has been put into a suitably frightened, disoriented frame of mind, by the usual sleep-wake method, followed by four days of sleeplessness. "

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  • Just the last phase and don't name Pentothal-V6, just call it medicine.

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  • Sodium thiopental, known by the brand name Pentothal, is no longer the most commonly used anesthetic in Canada, but is critical because it's considered the best drug for geriatric, cardiovascular, obstetric and other patients who may be prone to side effects or complications from other medications.

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  • The therapist, Dr. Cornelia Wilbur used unorthodox, but not unethical, treatment for ten years, such as, psychoanalysis, hypnosis and Sodium Pentothal which resulted in the complete integration of the 16 personalities.

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  • Ohio and Washington state recently switched to using only sodium thiopental, which is also known as Pentothal.

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  • He says Italian authorities wanted Hospira to ensure Pentothal wasn't used for lethal injections, as in many states.

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  • The newer drug propofol is used far more often than Pentothal, but they aren't interchangeable, says Jerry Cohen, president-elect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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  • Hospira hasn't said why it stopped making Pentothal in North Carolina.

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  • Although the FDA had been working with Hospira to bring back Pentothal, the company did not notify the agency it had decided not to, says Valerie Jensen of the FDA's Drug Shortages Office.

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  • But the McCain campaign's relentless stream of lies, half-truths and innuendo make Hillary sound like she was on Sodium Pentothal.

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