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barbiturism

[ bahr-bich-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ bɑrˈbɪtʃ əˌrɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

chronic poisoning caused by the excessive use of phenobarbital, secobarbital, or other derivative of barbituric acid.

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Also barbitalism, bar·bi·tu·ism [bahr-bich-oo-iz-uhm]. /bɑrˈbɪtʃ uˌɪz əm/.

Origin of barbiturism

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Medical definitions for barbiturism

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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