veronal

noun, often capitalized
ver·​o·​nal | \ ˈver-ə-ˌnȯl, -ən-ᵊl\

Medical Definition of veronal

: a preparation of the sodium salt C8H11N2NaO3 of barbital formerly used in medicine as a sedative and hypnotic

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