Meaning of pentylenetetrazol

pen•tyl•ene•tet•ra•zol

Pronunciation: (pen"tl-ēn-te'tru-zôl", -zol"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, bitter-tasting, water-soluble powder, CHN, 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.
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