truth drug

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(Pharmacology) informal any of various drugs supposed to have the property of making people tell the truth, as by relaxing them
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Noun1.truth drug - 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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Translations

truth drug

nWahrheitsdroge f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

truth drug

nsiero della verità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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THE Birmingham Six, falsely accused of carrying out the pub bombings that killed 21 people, volunteered to undergo hypnosis, take truth drugs and submit to lie detector tests in a desperate bid to prove their innocence, previously secret documents reveal.
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The military interest in hypnotic substances was connected with psychological warfare practices such as brainwashing and with "truth drugs" used in interrogations.
Hypnosis and truth drugs, as well as their counterpart brainwashing, were unsurprisingly popular during the cold war.
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Stagg refused to be hypnotised or take so-called truth drugs for the show.
Both former detainees and Red Cross inspectors have spoken of the harrowing use of torture at that facility, including sleep deprivation, truth drugs and beatings.