Definition of Pentylenetetrazol

1. Noun. A drug used as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant; larger doses cause convulsions in shock therapy; Metrazol is a trademark.




Definition of Pentylenetetrazol

1. Noun. A drug formerly used as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pentylenetetrazol

1. C6H10N4;a powerful stimulant to the central nervous system; has been used to cause generalised convulsion in the shock treatment of emotional states and as a respiratory stimulant; mainly used in experimental studies of seizure mechanisms. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentylenetetrazol

pentraxin
pentraxins
pentremite
pentremites
pentrite
pentroof
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pentrough
pentroughs
pents
pentstemon
pentstemons
pentulose
pentyl
pentylamine
pentylenetetrazol (current term)
pentylenetetrazole
pentylic
pentyls
pentyne
pentynes
penuche
penuches
penuchi
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penuchle
penuchles
penuckle
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Literary usage of Pentylenetetrazol

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"H. Sensitivity of pentylenetetrazol discrimination increased by a stimulus fading ... The interoceptive stimulus produced by pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) is ..."

2. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"... dependence: Similar persistent reduction in seizure threshold to pentylenetetrazol in animals receiving chronic ethanol or chronic pentylenetetrazol. ..."

3. Biological Effects of Power Line Fields Scientific Advisory Panels Final Report by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Specifically, the mortality of pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in rats is significantly decreased with flux densities of 100-150 t/I (1.0-1.5 G) for 1 ..."

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