pentylenetetrazol


pentylenetetrazol

pentylenetetrazol [pen-tl-een-te-truh-zawl, -zol] Word Origin noun Pharmacology.

  1. a white, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble powder, C6H10N4, used as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, especially in the treatment of barbiturate poisoning, and to induce a convulsive state in the treatment of certain mental diseases.

Origin of pentylenetetrazol pent- + (meth)ylene + tetr(a)- + az- + -ol2 British Dictionary definitions for pentylenetetrazol pentylenetetrazol noun

  1. a white crystalline water-soluble substance with a bitter taste, used in medicine to stimulate the central nervous system. Formula: C 6 H 10 N 4

Word Origin for pentylenetetrazol C20: from penta-methylene-tetrazole

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