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Title: Methitural  
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Subject: General anesthetics, CGS-8216, CP-615,003, Heptobarbital, Nealbarbital
Collection: Barbiturates, Gabaa Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulators, General Anesthetics
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
CAS number
730-68-7 (no salt)
ATC code None
Chemical data
Formula C12H20N2O2S2 
Mol. mass 288.429 g/mol

Methitural (INN; Neraval, Thiogenal), or methitural sodium, also known as methioturiate, is a barbiturate derivative which was marketed in the 1950s in Europe (in Germany and Italy) as an ultra-short-acting intravenous anesthetic.[1][2][3]

See also


  1. ^ F.. Macdonald (1997). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. p. 1300.  
  2. ^ HOUDE J, HUDON F, JACQUES A (January 1957). "Neraval (methitural sodium) (sch. 3132)". Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal 4 (1): 43–6.  
  3. ^ IRWIN S, STAGG RD, DUNBAR E, GOVIER WM (March 1956). "Methitural, a new intravenous anesthetic: comparison with thiopental in the cat, dog and monkey". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 116 (3): 317–25.  

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