pentobarbital sodium[pen′tō bär′bi tôl′, -täl′]
pentobarbital sodium definition by Webster's New World
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an odorless, white, crystalline powder, CHNONa, soluble in water: used in medicine as a sedative, hypnotic, and analgesic
Origin: pento- for penta- (because of methylbutyl five-carbon group) plush barbital
pentobarbital sodium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A white crystalline or powdery barbiturate, C11H17N2O3Na, used as a hypnotic, a sedative, and an anticonvulsive drug. Also called pentobarbitone.
pentobarbital sodium - Medical Definition
A white crystalline or powdery barbiturate used as a hypnotic, sedative, and anticonvulsive drug. Also called pentobarbitone.