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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.
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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MI5 considered using a "truth drug" on Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess to force him to disclose Nazi secrets.
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The man cleared of killing Rachel Nickell has refused to take a truth drug test to prove his innocence.
And if they tried those truth drugs on me they'd be no good, more drugs the merrier for me, put on a bit of Floyd and it'll be like an afternoon sesh at mine.
Hypnosis and truth drugs, as well as their counterpart brainwashing, were unsurprisingly popular during the cold war.
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Some drugs act as truth drugs and you may have divulged vital information.
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