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A barbiturate that is administered intravenously for the production of complete anaesthesia of short duration, for the induction of general anaesthesia, or for inducing a hypnotic state.

Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, intravenous, sedatives, barbiturate.

Chemical name: 4,6(1H,5H)-Pyrimidinedione, dihydro-5-(1-methylbutyl)-5-(2-propenyl)-2-thioxo-

(12 Dec 1998)