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Old 03-15-2012, 12:53 AM   #61
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... died Sunday after using lethal chemicals obtained under the initiative he championed.
What substances are we talking about here?
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What substances are we talking about here?
Probably Nambutol (also called Pentobarbitol) and/or Seconal. Both are barbiturates that the state of Oregon has approved for use in euthansia. Seconol has been used as a sleeping aid for decades and many deaths have been attrributed to accidental and/or intentional overdose of it. Nambutal is used in combination with Phenytoin, an anti seizure medication in veterinary medicine to euthanize animals. Having seen it done several times in veterinary offices it certainly looks to be very humane. The only downside of using these drugs in human euthansia is that they put the patient into a deep coma and so the actual death may take a minute or two for the patient to asphixiate due to not breathing. My guess is that in the states where euthansia is not legal Morphine is likely the drug often used in euthansia.
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Probably Nambutol (also called Pentobarbitol) and/or Seconal. Both are barbiturates that the state of Oregon has approved for use in euthansia. Seconol has been used as a sleeping aid for decades and many deaths have been attrributed to accidental and/or intentional overdose of it. Nambutal is used in combination with Phenytoin, an anti seizure medication in veterinary medicine to euthanize animals. Having seen it done several times in veterinary offices it certainly looks to be very humane. The only downside of using these drugs in human euthansia is that they put the patient into a deep coma and so the actual death may take a minute or two for the patient to asphixiate due to not breathing. My guess is that in the states where euthansia is not legal Morphine is likely the drug often used in euthansia.
Thanks. I'm taking notes here, and now I'll be researching the relative merits with vodka, whiskey, or Bailey's Irish Cream...
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Somebody please teach me to spell euthanasia. Did I get it right that time?
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