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’-)
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 […]
- Barbituric acid
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 4 H 4 N 2 O 3 , used chiefly in the synthesis of barbiturates. noun a white crystalline solid used in the preparation of barbiturate drugs. Formula: C4H4N2O3 Systematic name 2,4,6-trioxypyrimidine Also called malonylurea barbituric acid bar·bi·tu·ric acid (bär’bĭ-tur’ĭk, -tyur’-) n. An organic acid used in the […]
- Barbizon school
a group of French painters of the mid-19th century whose landscapes and genre paintings depicted peasant life and the quality of natural light on objects. Historical Examples Nice boys they were of the Barbizon School, all in the best form. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 1, 1890 Various noun a group of […]