Nembutal

[nem-byuh-tawl, -tal]
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Nembutal

noun
  1. a trademark for pentobarbital sodium
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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

Nembutal

[nĕmbyə-tôl′]
  1. A trademark for the drug pentobarbital sodium.
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