barbiturism

[bahr-bich-uh-riz-uh m]

noun Pathology.

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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barbiturism in Medicine

barbiturism

[bär-bĭchə-rĭz′əm, bär′bĭ-turĭz′əm]

n.

Chronic poisoning caused by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid.
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