sodium pentothal


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Related to sodium pentothal: phenobarbital, Sodium amytal

sodium pentothal

A rapid-acting BARBITURATE drug used for the induction of general anaesthesia.
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The drugs consist of sodium pentothal (also known as Thiopental), a barbiturate anesthetic that is supposed to render the inmate unconscious.
Almost all the states use the same three-drug combination: sodium pentothal, to render the inmate unconscious; pancuronium bromide, to paralyze all skeletal muscles; and potassium chloride, to stop the heart and cause death.
"So I went to see this guy, he uses sodium pentothal - truth serum.
As she revisits the past under the influence of sodium pentothal, pouring out the shocking details of what happened on a beach in Spain, Catharine becomes possessed by the vision.
barbiturates such as sodium pentothal, sodium amytal, and scopolamine.
The first drug is sodium pentothal, a common surgical sedative which lowers blood pressure, causing unconsciousness within one minute.
Sodium pentothal turned out to be ideal agent for putting patients to sleep quickly.
Nothing--no act or idea--is beyond him, and his dastardliness is without degree: Criminology stops short of Hannibal the Cannibal, analysis stammers its excuses and psychiatry just bounces off (under sodium pentothal he merely recites exotic recipes).
Even with sodium pentothal, whose use some have suggested recently, we don't and we can't know every last thought of those who remain silent.
It was 1974, and his colleagues were having some success with the treatment, a combination of sodium pentothal, known during the Second World War as truth serum, and Ritalin, a mild amphetamine that when given to hyperactive children helps them gather their scattered thoughts.
Army documents declassified last September confirmed that the school used training manuals advocating the use of torture, false imprisonment, sodium pentothal and assassination.