butabarbital

noun
bu·​ta·​bar·​bi·​tal | \ ˌbyüt-ə-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce butabarbital (audio) \

Medical Definition of butabarbital

: a synthetic barbiturate used especially in the form of its sodium salt C10H15N2NaO3 as a sedative and sleep aid

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“Butabarbital.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/butabarbital. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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