Meaning of thiopental sodium

thi'o•pen'tal so'dium

Pronunciation: (thī'u-pen'tl, -tal, -tôl, [key]
— Pharm. thī"-),Pharm.
  1. a barbiturate, CHNNaOS, used as an anesthetic in surgery and, in psychiatry, for narcoanalysis and to stimulate recall of past events.
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