Definitions of barbiturate
  1. noun
    organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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    a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant
    barbital, barbitone, diethylbarbituric acid, diethylmalonylurea, veronal
    a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
    Mebaral, mephobarbital
    a long-acting crystalline barbiturate (trade name Mebaral) used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy
    Nembutal, pentobarbital, pentobarbital sodium, yellow jacket
    a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic
    Seconal, red devil, secobarbital, secobarbital sodium
    barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions
    Luminal, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, purple heart, sodium thiopental
    a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
    Pentothal, thiopental, thiopental sodium, thiopentobarbital sodium
    barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic
    Amytal, amobarbital sodium, blue, blue angel, blue devil
    the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
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    sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug
    a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
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