Definition of Luminal

1. Noun. A long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative.




Definition of Luminal

1. Adjective. (biology) of or pertaining to the lumen ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A sedative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Luminal

1. lumen [adj] - See also: lumen

Medical Definition of Luminal

1. Relating to the lumen of a blood vessel or other tubular structure. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luminal

lumenal
lumened
lumens
lumic
lumican
lumichrome
lumicolchicine
lumicolchicines
lumicrine
lumiflavin
lumiliximab
lumina
lumina gold
luminaire
luminaires
luminal (current term)
luminally
luminance
luminance unit
luminances
luminant
luminants
luminaria
luminarias
luminaries
luminary
luminate
lumination
luminations
lumine

Literary usage of Luminal

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1. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"Analysis of More Than 200 Cases of Epilepsy Treated with luminal. In the American Journal of Insanity for April, 1921, KIRK states that the use of luminal ..."

2. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Preventive Medicine by G. Koehler, Bernard Fantus, William Augustus Evans (1921)
"PHENOBARBITAL Phenobarbital (luminal). This drug was introduced into use ... Hence, the medical profession in general is not so well acquainted with luminal ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1922)
"Furthermore, luminal is helpful in overcoming any kind of mental or ... In luminal sleep the nerve cells rest and recuperate, and poisons are eliminated. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"The fibres are wholly wanting on the luminal side of the nucleus, and the cytoplasm has a uniformly granular aspect; the alveolar structure is almost ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Unidirectional calcium fluxes at different levels of luminal Ca concentration obtained by the in situ perfusion method are shown in Fig. 3. ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The results showed that the acute protective effect of intragastric nicotine was associated with a significantly larger luminal mucus volume. ..."

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