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Any of various hypnotic or anesthetic drugs, such as scopolamine or thiopental sodium, used to induce a subject under questioning to talk without inhibition.
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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`.
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|Noun||1.||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
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