Barbital meaning

bärbĭ-tôl, -tăl
A barbiturate, C8 H12 N2 O3 , that is a white crystalline powder and was formerly used as a hypnotic and sedative especially in the form of its sodium salt.
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Diethylbarbituric acid, C8H12N2O3, a drug in the form of a white powder, used as a hypnotic and sedative: it is habit-forming and toxic.
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A barbiturate, C8 H12 N2 O3 , that is a white crystalline powder and was formerly used as a hypnotic and sedative especially in the form of its sodium salt.
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The first commercially marketed barbiturate, used as a hypnotic drug until the mid-1950s.
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Origin of barbital

  • barbit(uric acid) –al

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition