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(Pharmacology) informal any of various drugs supposed to have the property of making people tell the truth, as by relaxing them
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Noun1.truth drug - an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely
amobarbital - a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant
intravenous anesthetic - an anesthetic that produces anesthesia when injected into the circulatory system
Pentothal, thiopental, thiopental sodium, thiopentobarbital sodium - barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic
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truth drug

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truth drug

nsiero della verità
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THE Birmingham Six, falsely accused of carrying out the pub bombings that killed 21 people, volunteered to undergo hypnosis, take truth drugs and submit to lie detector tests in a desperate bid to prove their innocence, previously secret documents reveal.
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.
Psychiatrists and the criminal justice system had different reasons for using truth drugs but they shared a conception of memory as permanent and accessible.
Belhadj claimed that he was forced to take truth drugs and was left hanging by his wrists in a Tripoli cell as his interrogators demanded to know the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden.
Some drugs act as truth drugs and you may have divulged vital information.
information obtained by those under the influence of truth drugs.
Truth drugs and instruments of torture such as thumbscrews may also be used on Bardsey if it is thought anyone might be spinning a line just to settle in the new Welsh nirvana.
Stagg refused to be hypnotised or take so-called truth drugs for the show.
Both former detainees and Red Cross inspectors have spoken of the harrowing use of torture at that facility, including sleep deprivation, truth drugs and beatings.