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pentylenetetrazol

Pronunciation: pen'ti-len-tet'ra-zol

Definition: A powerful CNS stimulant; has been used to cause generalized convulsion in the shock treatment of emotional states and as a respiratory stimulant; mainly used in experimental studies of seizure mechanisms and the search for new anticonvulsant drugs.

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