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thiopental

 [thi″o-pen´tal]
an ultrashort-acting barbiturate, used in the form of the sodium salt as an intravenous anesthetic, to control convulsions produced during inhalation anesthesia, and in psychiatry for narcoanalysis.

thiopental

/thio·pen·tal/ (thi″o-pen´tal) an ultrashort-acting barbiturate; the sodium salt is used intravenously to induce general anesthesia, as an adjunct to general or local anesthesia, and as an anticonvulsant.

thiopental

Pentothal® Anesthesiology An ultrashort IV barbiturate used to induce anesthesia

thiopental, thiopentone

a thiobarbiturate used extensively as a short-acting general anesthetic, administered by intravenous injection. Used as the sodium salt.
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The tried-and-true execution drugs are the anesthetics, mostly pentobarbital and sodium thiopental.
Most states have retained the three-drug method but turned to pentobarbital as a replacement for sodium thiopental.
33) Subsequently the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") seized stores of sodium thiopental from Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas in response to legal questions about whether those states circumvented the law to get the drug after its official market withdrawal.
Last year, California and Arizona obtained thiopental manufactured in Austria from a U.
A British export ban on sodium thiopental came into force last Friday.
Hospira said that it would not take the risk that it might be held liable if its Italian-made sodium thiopental was used as a tool for execution.
In January, Hospira withdrew from the market sodium thiopental, which is manufactured in Italy.
In a move that could delay executions across the United States, Illinois drug firm Hospira said death-penalty opposition overseas was behind its decision to stop producing sodium thiopental.
A tiny pharmaceutical company with its head office in the ELgone Driving Academy sold enough sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride to Arizona and California last October to end the lives of 10 death row inmates.
Two month later, the British government in November banned the export of sodium thiopental for executions.
Due to persistent seizures, valproic acid was added to the treatment; however, the seizures were refractory to both agents so additional midazolam and thiopental infusions were started.
Stone, an anesthesiology resident missed the patient's vein when he tried to inject sodium thiopental.