- chronic poisoning caused by the excessive use of phenobarbital, secobarbital, or other derivative of barbituric acid.
Also barbitalism, bar·bi·tu·ism [bahr-bich-oo-iz-uh m] /bɑrˈbɪtʃ uˌɪz əm/.
Origin of barbiturism
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- Chronic poisoning caused by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid.
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