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truth se·rum

colloquialism for a drug (for example, amobarbital sodium, thiopental sodium) intravenously injected with scopolamine for the purpose of eliciting information from the subject under its influence; a misnomer because the subject's revelations may or may not be factually true, and its legal status and use are questionable.

truth serum

n.
Any of various hypnotic or anesthetic drugs, such as scopolamine or thiopental sodium, used to induce a subject under questioning to talk without inhibition.

truth serum

a common name for any of several sedatives, such as the short-acting barbiturates, that have been administered intravenously in subjects to elicit information that may have been repressed. It has been used successfully in helping to identify amnesia victims.
A short-acting barbiturate that induces profound relaxation during which a person tends to talk with fewer inhibitions; visualisation and hypnosis is a prime method for introducing false memories

truth se·rum

(trūth sērŭm)
Colloquialism for a drug intravenously injected with scopolamine to elicit information from the subject under its influence; a misnomer because the subject's revelations may or may not be factually true, and its legal status and use remain questionable.

truth se·rum

(trūth sērŭm)
Colloquialism for a drug (e.g., amobarbital sodium, thiopental sodium) intravenously injected with scopolamine to elicit information from subject under its influence.
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Hypnosis and truth drugs, as well as their counterpart brainwashing, were unsurprisingly popular during the cold war.
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information obtained by those under the influence of truth drugs.
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Both former detainees and Red Cross inspectors have spoken of the harrowing use of torture at that facility, including sleep deprivation, truth drugs and beatings.
Her nephew, Cdr Robert Green, claimed she was interrogated, tortured, injected with truth drugs and killed on the orders of organisations connected with the nuclear industry.
Sources claimed that up to 100 captives had been handed over to brutal regimes, which had used mind-altering or truth drugs.
I think it's time to introduce truth drugs into football, because I don't believe anyone at the moment.
Stagg refused to be hypnotised or take so-called truth drugs for the show.