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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.

truth′ se`rum


n.
a drug, as the barbiturate thiopental sodium, considered to induce an inclination to talk freely and to reveal repressed or withheld information.
Also called truth′ drug`.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truth serum - 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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