pentobarbital sodium

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pen·to·bar·bi·tal sodium

 (pĕn′tə-bär′bĭ-tôl′, -tăl′)
A barbiturate, C11H17N2O3Na, that takes effect relatively rapidly, used as a sedative, a hypnotic, and an anticonvulsive drug, and for euthanasia. Also called pentobarbitone.
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pentobarbital sodium





(Pharmacology) a barbiturate drug used in medicine as a sedative and hypnotic. Formula: C11H17N2O3Na. US equivalent: sodium pentabarbital
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Noun1.pentobarbital sodium - a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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The animals were killed by pentobarbital sodium injection (100 mg/kg, iv) after the procedure.
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All surgical extractions and experimental procedures were performed under general anesthesia induced by an intravenous injection of 3% pentobarbital sodium solution (pentobarbital sodium salt, 0.4 ml/kg; Guoan Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Shaanxi, China) and an intramuscular injection of xylazine (0.05 ml/kg; Huamu Animal Health Products Co., Ltd., Jilin, China).
After six weeks of drug therapy, all mice were euthanized by intraperitoneal injection with 0.1% pentobarbital sodium. The hearts were extracted, and one-third of the heart was fixed in 10% formaldehyde to determine the morphology of any atherosclerotic plaque by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining.
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3% pentobarbital sodium (1mL/kg body weight, Sigma, USA) was used for the anesthesia of the animals.
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The animals were anesthetized by intraperitoneal injection of 30mg/kg pentobarbital sodium, sacrificed and the tongues were excised carefully.
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