- a barbiturate, C11H17N2O3, used as a hypnotic and as a sedative.
Origin of pentobarbital
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Examples from the Web for pentobarbital
A shortage of pentobarbital has forced some states to improvise, often with gruesome consequences.
That means it will need to get pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy, another source of concern, experts say.
Therefore in 2011, manufacturers of pentobarbital stopped selling the product to states, creating a second shortage.The Death Penalty’s Gruesome Truth
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