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pentobarbital

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noun pen·to·bar·bi·tal \ˌpen-tə-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl\

Definition of pentobarbital

  1. :  a granular barbiturate C11H18N2O3 used especially in the form of its sodium or calcium salt as a sedative, hypnotic, and antispasmodic



Origin of pentobarbital

penta- + -o- + barbital


First Known Use: 1931


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pentobarbital

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noun pen·to·bar·bi·tal \ˌpent-ə-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl\

Medical Definition of pentobarbital

  1. :  a granular barbiturate used especially in the form of its sodium salt C11H17N2NaO3 or calcium salt (C11H17N2O3)2Ca as a sedative, hypnotic, and antispasmodic




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