Definition of Barbituric acid

1. Noun. A white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; used in preparing barbiturate drugs.

Exact synonyms: Malonylurea
Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Barbituric acid

1. Noun. (organic compound) A heterocyclic compound derived from pyrimidine that is the basis of all barbiturate drugs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Barbituric acid

1. A white, crystalline substance, derived from alloxantin, also from malonic acid and urea, and regarded as a substituted urea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbituric Acid

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

Literary usage of Barbituric acid

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1. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"Precipitation of Furfural by Means of barbituric acid. — Jager and linger * have suggested barbituric acid for precipitating furfural in presence of foreign ..."

2. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"It is more powerful than veronal, but more dangerous and less reliable. Phenylethyl-barbituric Acid, NNR; Luminal. ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"One atom of the hydrogen in barbituric acid may readily be substituted by metals. So-called normal salts are known, such, for instance, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"The most important of these compounds appear to be alloxan and barbituric acid. Alloxan, the first discovered product of the artificial oxidation of uric ..."

5. Fownes Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical: A New American from by George Fownes (1885)
"barbituric acid crystallizes in beautiful prisms, containing two molecules of ... are obtained by treating the corresponding acetates with barbituric acid. ..."

6. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1907)
"Dibromo- barbituric acid on reduction forms barbituric acid. Now, since barbituric acid is decomposed with potash into urea and malonic acid, it is probably ..."

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