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secobarbital

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noun seco·bar·bi·tal \ˌse-kō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl\

Definition of secobarbital

  1. :  a barbiturate C12H18N2O3 that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt as a hypnotic and sedative



Origin of secobarbital

from Seconal, a trademark + barbital


First Known Use: 1951


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secobarbital

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noun seco·bar·bi·tal \ˌsek-ō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl\

Medical Definition of secobarbital

  1. :  a barbiturate that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt C12H17N2NaO3 as a hypnotic and sedative—called also quinalbarbitone; see seconal




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