noun. an ultrashort-acting barbiturate utilized mainly as a pain reliever which can be delivered intravenously to generate near immediate unconsciousness. It might also be utilized as an antidote to overdosage of stimulants or convulsants.

THIOPENTAL: "Thiopental was once used for the induction of relaxed states in patients undergoing psychotherapy."
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