Definition of Amobarbital

1. Noun. A barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant.




Definition of Amobarbital

1. Noun. A barbiturate derivative, a bitter-tasting odourless white powder with sedative-hypnotic and analgesic properties. ¹

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Definition of Amobarbital

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Medical Definition of Amobarbital

1. A barbiturate with hypnotic and sedative properties (but not antianxiety). Adverse effects are mainly a consequence of dose-related CNS depression and the risk of dependence with continued use is high. Pharmacological action: gaba modulators, sedatives, barbiturate. Chemical name: 2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-Pyrimidinetrione, 5-ethyl-5-(3-methylbutyl)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amobarbital

amniotic cavity
amniotic corpuscle
amniotic duct
amniotic ectoderm
amniotic fluid
amniotic fluid embolism
amniotic fluid embolisms
amniotic fluid syndrome
amniotic fold
amniotic raphe
amniotic sac
amniotic sacs
amniotome
amniotomies
amniotomy
amobarbital (current term)
amobarbital sodium
amobarbitals
amock
amodiaquine
amodiaquine hydrochloride
amoeba
amoebacide
amoebae
amoebaean
amoebaism
amoebalike
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amoebas
amoebea

Literary usage of Amobarbital

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1. National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services: The Treatment ...by Barbara Ray, Richard Thoreson, Leigh Henderson, Marianna Toce by Barbara Ray, Richard Thoreson, Leigh Henderson, Marianna Toce (1998)
"... and tertiary) Alcohol Phenobarbital Heroin/morphine Secobarbital/amobarbital d-Propoxyphene Secobarbital Methadone Other sedatives Oxycodone Amphetamine ..."

2. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"... B. Chlordiazepoxide, dipiperon and amobarbital: dose effect studies. Psychopharmacology 4:235-246 (1963). 29. ..."

3. National Household Survey on Drug AbusePsycho (1992)
"... TUINAL 10 DALMANE 11 RESTORIL 12 HALCION 13 amobarbital 14 PHENOBARBITAL 15 METHAQUALONE (including SOPOR, QUAALUDE) 16 CHLORAL HYDRATE 17 PENTOBARBITAL ..."

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