Definition of Barbiturate

1. Noun. Organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal.




Definition of Barbiturate

1. Noun. (organic compound) Any salt or ester of barbituric acid. ¹

2. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a class of drugs that act as depressants of the central nervous system and are used as sedatives or hypnotics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barbiturate

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Medical Definition of Barbiturate

1. A widely used group of sedative drugs made from barbituric acid. Continual use may result in addiction. Examples include Phenobarbital, secobarbital, pentobarbital, butalbital and amobarbital. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbiturate

barbicel
barbicels
barbie
barbiero
barbiers
barbies
barbigerous
barbing
barbital
barbitals
barbitoi
barbiton
barbitone
barbitones
barbitos
barbiturate (current term)
barbiturates
barbituric
barbituric acid
barbiturism
barble
barbles
barbless
barbola
barbolas
barbosalite
barbotage
barbotages
barbotine

Literary usage of Barbiturate

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1. Chemistry for Students by Alexander William Williamson (1868)
"... which he calls barbiturate. That able chemist represents ... as barbiturate, in which an atom of hydrogen is replaced by (HO), as seen by the formula— ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Comparisons of types, presumably composed of differ- steroid and barbiturate binding to the ent subunit combinations, appear to [35S]TBPS recognition site ..."

3. Illicit Drug Use, Smoking and Drinking by America's High School Students by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman (1993)
"Since about 1974 or 1975, lifetime prevalence of barbiturate use had fallen off sharply for the upper grade levels for all classes until the late 70's; ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"A barbiturate test system is a device intended to measure barbiturates, a class of hypnotic and sedative drugs, in serum, urine, and gastric contents. ..."

5. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Lower doses should be used in young animals. When small doses must be given, it is often helpful to dilute stock barbiturate solution. ..."

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