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amobarbital

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noun amo·bar·bi·tal \ˌa-mō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl\

Definition of amobarbital

  1. :  a barbiturate C11H18N2O3 used as a hypnotic and sedative; also :  its sodium salt



Origin and Etymology of amobarbital

amyl + -o- + barbital


First Known Use: 1949


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amobarbital

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noun amo·bar·bi·tal \ˌam-ō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl\

Medical Definition of amobarbital

  1. :  a barbiturate administered especially in the form of its sodium salt C11H17N2NaO3 as a hypnotic and sedative—called also amylobarbitone; see amytal, tuinal




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