Definitions for secobarbitalˌsɛk oʊˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sec•o•bar•bi•talˌsɛk oʊˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl(n.)
a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C12H18N2O3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.
Origin of secobarbital:
1950–55; Seco(nal) trademark of a secobarbital +barbital
secobarbital sodium, secobarbital, Seconal, red devil(noun)
barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions
Origin: From secondary + barbital.
Secobarbital sodium is a barbiturate derivative drug that was patented in 1934 in the US. It possesses anaesthetic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic properties. In the United Kingdom, it was known as Quinalbarbitone.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A barbiturate that is used as a sedative. Secobarbital is reported to have no anti-anxiety activity.
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