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(Pharmacology) another name for pentylenetetrazol
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Noun1.Metrazol - 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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The 1930s saw the introduction of radical therapeutic innovations for various disabilities, including fever, insulin, metrazol, and electric shock therapies, as well as lobotomization.
The chemical induction of seizures in psychiatric therapy: were flurothyl (indoklon) and pentylenetetrazol (metrazol) abandoned prematurely?
Entre 1917 e 1935, foram descobertos quatro metodos para produzir choque fisiologico, testados e usados na pratica psiquiatrica, no continente europeu: febre induzida por malaria, para tratar paresia neurossifilitica; coma e convulsoes induzidas por insulina para tratar esquizofrenia; convulsoes induzidas por metrazol, para tratar esquizofrenia e psicoses afetivas, e terapia por choque eletroconvulsivo.
PTZ has a generalized stimulatory effect, stronger than caffeine, and it may be used in lower doses as a respiratory and/or cardiac stimulant under names such as metrazol or cardiozole.