pentobarbital

[ pen-tuh-bahr-bi-tawl, -tal ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl /
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noun Pharmacology.

a barbiturate, C11H17N2O3, used as a hypnotic and as a sedative.

Nearby words

  1. penticton,
  2. pentimento,
  3. pentito,
  4. pentland firth,
  5. pentlandite,
  6. pentobarbital sodium,
  7. pentobarbitone,
  8. pentode,
  9. pentolite,
  10. pentomic

Origin of pentobarbital

1930–35; pent- + -o- + barbital

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