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my belief is that you simply can't ...
you can tell when he's lying with body language.
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Sodium pentothal (pentothal sodium, thiopental, thiopentone) is an ultrashort-acting barbiturate, meaning that sedation only lasts for a few minutes. Sodium pentothal slows down the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and slows down (depresses) the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) activity. Sedation occurs in less than one minute after injection. It is used as a general anaesthetic" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/general anaesthetic for procedures of short duration, for induction of anesthesia" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/anesthesia given before other anesthetic drugs, as a supplement to regional anesthesia (such as a spinal block), as an anticonvulsive, and for narcoanalysis.
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How can you tell if someone is a pathological liar?

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