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secobarbital

[sek-oh-bahr-bi-tawl, -tal]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C12H18N2O3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.

Origin of secobarbital

First recorded in 1950–55; Seco(nal) + barbital
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secobarbital in Medicine

secobarbital

(sĕk′ō-bärbĭ-tôl′, -tăl′)
n.
  1. A white, odorless barbiturate used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
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