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barbiturate

noun bar·bi·tu·rate
\bär-ˈbich-ə-rət, -ˌrāt; ˌbär-bə-ˈt(y)r-ət, -ˈt(y)(ə)r-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of BARBITURATE

1
:  a salt or ester of barbituric acid
2
:  any of various derivatives of barbituric acid (as phenobarbital) that are used especially as sedatives, hypnotics, and antispasmodics and are often addictive

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