Definition of Barbital

1. Noun. A barbiturate used as a hypnotic.




Definition of Barbital

1. Noun. The first commercially marketed barbiturate, used as a hypnotic drug until the mid-1950s. ¹

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Definition of Barbital

1. a sedative [n -S] - See also: sedative

Medical Definition of Barbital

1. A long-acting barbiturate that depresses most metabolic processes at high doses. It is used as a hypnotic and sedative and may induce dependence. Barbital is also used in veterinary practice for central nervous system depression. Pharmacological action: gaba modulators, sedatives, barbiturate. Chemical name: 2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-Pyrimidinetrione, 5,5-diethyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Barbital

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"This is produced by the local application of barbital to the scarified skin (Sollmann, 1917). ... barbital is used in nervous insomnia, mania and delirium. ..."

2. The Principles of Therapeutics by Oliver Thomas Osborne (1921)
"They have been supplanted by barbital (veronal) principally because it acts more rapidly, ... barbital is another synthetic hypnotic which occurs as a white ..."

3. Useful drugs (1921)
"ACTIONS AXD USES: barbital is quickly absorbed, especially when it is given in ... ACTION AND USES : barbital-Sodium has the same properties as barbital, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1920)
"The most commonly used hypnotics at the present time are barbital, formerly known ... Of these compounds, barbital is by far the mort commonly used and is ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"In routine class-room study of the hypnotic drugs, it was observed that with a sufficient dosage of barbital the effects, from depression to the state of ..."

6. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Protection Against by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Place 250 ml of the stock sodium barbital-phosphate buffer in a 500 ml bottle. 2. Add 0.03 g of saponin per 250 ml of stock barbital-phosphate buffer. 3. ..."

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