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secobarbital

[ sek-oh-bahr-bi-tawl, -tal ]
/ ˌsɛk oʊˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl /
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noun Pharmacology.

a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C12H18N2O3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.

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Origin of secobarbital

First recorded in 1950–55; Seco(nal) + barbital
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Medical definitions for secobarbital

secobarbital
[ sĕk′ō-bärbĭ-tôl′, -tăl′ ]

n.

A white, odorless barbiturate used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
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