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[nem-byuh-tawl, -tal]
Pharmacology, Trademark.
  1. a brand of pentobarbital.
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British Dictionary definitions for nembutal


  1. a trademark for pentobarbital sodium
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Word Origin and History for nembutal


type of barbiturate, 1930, proprietary name of pentobarbitone sodium, formed from letters and syllables from N(a) "sodium" + full chemical name 5-ethyl-5-1-methylbutyl barbiturate.

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nembutal in Medicine


  1. A trademark for the drug pentobarbital sodium.
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