pentylenetetrazol


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pen·tyl·ene·tet·ra·zol

 (pĕn′tə-lēn′tĕt′rə-zôl′, -zōl′, -zŏl′)
n.
A drug, C6H10N4, that is a central nervous system and respiratory stimulant, used experimentally primarily to induce seizures for pharmaceutical research.

pentylenetetrazol

(ˌpɛntɪliːnˈtɛtrəˌzɒl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline water-soluble substance with a bitter taste, used in medicine to stimulate the central nervous system. Formula: C6H10N4
[C20: from penta-methylene-tetrazole]
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Noun1.pentylenetetrazol - a drug used as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant; larger doses cause convulsions in shock therapy; Metrazol is a trademark
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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Diazepam-its effects on the development of pentylenetetrazol kindling, related learning impairments, and neuronal cell loss.
Central nervous system stimulants: Strychnine, picrotoxin, pentylenetetrazol, and miscellaneous agents (Doxapran, Nikethamide, Methylphenidate).
In the pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) test performed in rats, EHT 0202 increased the doses of PTZ required to induce clonic and tonic convulsions, as well as death.
An examination of the proconvulsant actions of pyrethroid insecticides using pentylenetetrazol and amygdala kindling seizure models.
These larval (7 days postfertilization) fish were then exposed to either the seizure-inducing drug pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) or domoic acid; resulting seizure behavior was monitored and analyzed for changes using cameras and behavioral tracking software.