pentylenetetrazol

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pen′tl ēn tetrə zôl′, -zol′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pen•tyl•ene•tet•ra•zol  (pen′tl ēn tetrə zôl′, -zol′),USA pronunciation n. [Pharm.]
  1. Drugsa white, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble powder, C6H10N4, used as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, esp. in the treatment of barbiturate poisoning, and to induce a convulsive state in the treatment of certain mental diseases.
  • pent- + (meth)ylene + tetr(a)- + az- + -ol2

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