amobarbital

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

Definition of amobarbital 

: a barbiturate administered especially in the form of its sodium salt C11H17N2NaO3 as a hypnotic and sedative

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An intravenous line was started in his arm, and amobarbital flowed into his veins … the rubber bite-guard was placed in his mouth, and a conductive gel was rubbed in the circles over his temples. Wayne Catan, idahostatesman, "New book says Hemingway suffered an early form of dementia," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of amobarbital

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amobarbital

amyl + -o- + barbital

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amobarbital

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

Medical Definition of amobarbital 

: 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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