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  • n. sodium thiopental


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  • JONATHAN ARDEN, MEDICAL EXAMINER, FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST: The sequence of medications you described, first, is thiopental or sodium pentothal, which is an ultra-short-acting barbiturate which is supposed to sedate you, anesthetize you, knock you out.

    CNN Transcript Jun 26, 2006

  • And Michael was also tested on sodium pentothal, which is truth serum.

    CNN Transcript May 24, 2003

  • The overall effect is like that of a sleeping pill, but there is an intermediate phase called the pentothal or “truth serum” phase in which the patient will answer questions freely and without censoring.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The police and army have perfected a revolting variety of torture methods, including electric shocks on sensitive organs of the body, near-drowning by submersion of the head in filthy water ( "the submarine"), thirst, the prevention of sleep, the use of painful drugs such as pentothal, and various forms of psychological torture.

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  • Dr. Kevorkian began developing his suicide machine in the late 1980s and in 1990 first used it to administer a mixture of sodium pentothal and potassium chloride to Janet Adkins, a 54-year-old victim of Alzheimer's disease who pressed the button on the machine herself.

    Pathologist Led One-Man Crusade for Euthanasia

  • The regulations proposed by O'Malley's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services include multiple references to the drug in question, sodium thiopental, which is also known as sodium pentothal.

    Halt in production of lethal drug to be issue in Md. death penalty deliberations

  • During sessions with Sexton he used hypnosis and sodium pentothal to recover supposedly repressed memories, while actually using suggestion to implant false memories of childhood sexual abuse, stated to be untrue from interviews with her mother and other relatives.

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  • Connie upped Shirley's sessions to five a week and resumed the sodium pentothal.

    Multiple Personality Deception

  • Connie began injecting Shirley with sodium pentothal falsely called "truth serum," more properly "fanciful imaginings serum" and recording whatever Shirley said under its influence.

    Multiple Personality Deception

  • And so, in 1958, after four years of therapy, Connie simply withheld the sodium pentothal that Shirley was addicted to.

    Multiple Personality Deception


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