glutethimide

noun
glu·teth·i·mide | \glü-ˈte-thə-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of glutethimide 

: a sedative-hypnotic drug C13H15NO2 that is a derivative of piperidine and has pharmacological properties similar to those of barbiturates

First Known Use of glutethimide

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glutethimide

gluten + eth- + imide

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glutethimide

noun
glu·teth·i·mide | \glü-ˈteth-ə-ˌmīd, -məd \

Medical Definition of glutethimide 

: a sedative-hypnotic drug C13H15NO2 that is a derivative of piperidine and has pharmacological properties similar to the barbiturates

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