sodium pentothal


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sodium pentothal

A rapid-acting BARBITURATE drug used for the induction of general anaesthesia.
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If the condemned is professionally monitored after being administered sodium pentothal, he or she will be adequately protected from excessive pain.
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.
Trombley takes us through the lethal injection procedure, beginning with the sodium pentothal injection meant to induce sleep, to the pancuronium bromide injection designed to arrest the respiratory muscles, and finally to the potassium chloride drip at three times the lethal dose.