pentobarbital


pentobarbital

pentobarbital [pen-tuh-bahr-bi-tawl, -tal] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pharmacology.

  1. a barbiturate, C11H17N2O3, used as a hypnotic and as a sedative.

Origin of pentobarbital 1930–35; pent- + -o- + barbital Examples from the Web for pentobarbital Contemporary Examples of pentobarbital

  • A shortage of pentobarbital has forced some states to improvise, often with gruesome consequences.

    Pennsylvania’s Lethal Injection Fiasco

    Christopher Moraff

    September 18, 2014

  • That means it will need to get pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy, another source of concern, experts say.

    Pennsylvania’s Lethal Injection Fiasco

    Christopher Moraff

    September 18, 2014

  • Therefore in 2011, manufacturers of pentobarbital stopped selling the product to states, creating a second shortage.

    The Death Penalty’s Gruesome Truth

    Kent Sepkowitz

    February 6, 2014

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