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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Naloxone ameliorates the learning deficit induced by pentylenetetrazol kindling in rats.
Regional excitatory and inhibitory amino acid concentrations in pentylenetetrazol kindling and kindled rat brain.
Diazepam-its effects on the development of pentylenetetrazol kindling, related learning impairments, and neuronal cell loss.
28] Woodbury and Woodbury suggested that vagus stimulation may act by increasing release of glycine or gamma-amino-butyric acid, because seizures induced by both pentylenetetrazol and strychnine can be blocked by vagus stimulation.
Central nervous system stimulants: Strychnine, picrotoxin, pentylenetetrazol, and miscellaneous agents (Doxapran, Nikethamide, Methylphenidate).