Definition of Thiopental

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Thiopental

1. Noun. A particular barbiturate drug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thiopental

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thiopental

1. A barbiturate that is administered intravenously for the induction of general anaesthesia or for the production of complete anaesthesia of short duration. It is also used for hypnosis and for the control of convulsive states. It has been used in neurosurgical patients to reduce increased intracranial pressure. It does not produce any excitation but has poor analgesic and muscle relaxant properties. Small doses have been shown to be anti-analgesic and lower the pain threshold. Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, intravenous, anticonvulsants, gaba modulators, sedatives, barbiturate. Chemical name: 4,6(1H,5H)-Pyrimidinedione, 5-ethyldihydro-5-(1-methylbutyl)-2-thioxo- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thiopental

thionin
thionine
thionines
thionins
thiono-
thionol
thionoline
thionolines
thionucleosides
thionucleotides
thionyl
thionylamine
thionylamines
thionyls
thiopanic acid
thiopental (current term)
thiopental sodium
thiopentals
thiopentobarbital sodium
thiopeptide
thiopeptides
thioperamide
thioperoxide
thioperoxides
thiophanate
thiophane
thiophanes
thiophen
thiophene
thiophenes

Literary usage of Thiopental

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"The drug contains sodium thiopental sterile powder for dilution with sterile water for injection. (b) Sponsor. See No. 000856 in §510.600(c) of this chapter ..."

2. Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System by Anne H. Crowe (1998)
"Barbiturates are classed by their clearance time as long acting, intermediate acting, short acting, or ultrashort acting. The ultrashort (thiopental) are ..."

3. Breach of Trust: Physician Participation in Executions in the United States by American College of Physicians, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1994)
"The execution shall be by means of a continuous, intravenous administration of a lethal quantity of sodium thiopental combined with either ..."

4. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"... such as thiopental, which is much faster acting. Barbiturates are potentiated by acidosis such as that which can be seen with respiratory depression or ..."

5. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"... to the basal lamina as a permeable barrier to xenobiotics. Studies in the human female are meager, however. The anesthetic drugs thiopental and thi- ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Thiopental on Dictionary.com!Search for Thiopental on Thesaurus.com!Search for Thiopental on Google!Search for Thiopental on Wikipedia!

Search