pentylenetetrazol(redirected from Metrazol)
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A powerful CNS stimulant; has been used to cause generalized convulsion in the shock treatment of emotional states and as a respiratory stimulant; mainly used in experimental studies of seizure mechanisms and the search for new anticonvulsant drugs.
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pentylenetetrazol(pĕn′tə-lēn′tĕt′rə-zôl′, -zōl′, -zŏl′)
A drug, C6H10N4, that is a central nervous system and respiratory stimulant, used experimentally primarily to induce seizures for pharmaceutical research.
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