Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


(ˈpɛn təˌθɔl)
a brand of thiopental sodium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pentothal - 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
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
truth drug, truth serum - an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
References in periodicals archive ?
These monsters should have been given sodium pentothal - more commonly known as the truth serum - instead of being allowed to continue the torment for the families of their victims.
The story draws on the time when Dick, while under the influence of sodium pentothal for wisdom tooth extraction, suffered from repeated hallucinations in 1974.
This study demonstrates that the IV injection of rocuronium after IV pentothal produces significant limb withdrawal or generalised movement in most adult patients.
On postoperative day 42, the animals were sacrificed with high dose of sodium pentothal injection.
If you gave me [truth drug] Sodium Pentothal and asked me who I thought had the best chance to be the presidential candidate, I would say Marco Rubio.
The court noted that Florida's substitution of pentobarbital for sodium pentothal in its method of execution did not constitute a significant alteration to the method of execution in Florida so as to commence running of a new period of limitations on the death row inmate's claim challenging the method of execution in Florida.
I said, that's terrible but can we choose sodium pentothal to the lie detector.
Induction was performed with intrave- nous pentothal 5 mg/kg nalbuphine 0.
40) Typically, a cocktail of sodium thiopental or pentothal was mixed with pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride to administer the execution.