thiopental sodiumthi·o·pen·tal sodium
a yellowish-white, hygroscopic powder, CHNOSNa, injected intravenously in solution as a general anesthetic and hypnotic
Origin of thiopental sodiumthio- + pent(a)- + -al
A short-acting barbiturate, C11H17N2O2SNa, that is used to induce general anesthesia, to induce a relaxed state in psychotherapy, and for euthanasia. Also called sodium thiopental.
Origin of thiopental sodiumthio– + pent(obarbit)al sodium.