barbital. noun a long-acting barbiturate used medicinally, usually in the form of the sodium salt, as a sedative or hypnotic
chronic poisoning caused by the excessive use of phenobarbital, secobarbital, or other derivative of barbituric acid. barbiturism bar·bi·tu·rism (bär-bĭch’ə-rĭz’əm, bär’bĭ-tur’ĭz’əm, -tyur’-) n. Chronic poisoning caused by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid.
any of a group of barbituric acid derivatives, used in medicine as sedatives and hypnotics. noun a derivative of barbituric acid, such as phenobarbital, used in medicine as a sedative, hypnotic, or anticonvulsant n. 1928 (morphine barbiturate is from 1918), from German, coined 1863 by chemist Adolf von Baeyer (1835-1917) from Barbitursäure “barbituric acid,” itself […]
any of a group of barbituric acid derivatives, used in medicine as sedatives and hypnotics. Contemporary Examples His sister, Leila, was found dead in a London hotel room in 2001 after taking an overdose of barbiturates. Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi Suicide: Tragic End to Iran’s Dynasty Stephen Kinzer January 4, 2011 She had taken an […]