Meaning of pentylenetetrazol in English:

pentylenetetrazol

(also pentylenetetrazole)

Pronunciation /ˌpɛntɪliːnˈtɛtrəzɒl/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A synthetic, crystalline, neutral compound having a bicyclic molecular structure, used as a central nervous system and respiratory stimulant; 1,5-pentamethylenetetrazole, C₆ H₁₀ N₄.

    A trademark for this drug is Metrazol.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in New Gould Medical Dictionary. From pentylene- + tetrazole.