Barbital Definition

bärbĭ-tôl, -tăl
noun
Diethylbarbituric acid, C8H12N2O3, a drug in the form of a white powder, used as a hypnotic and sedative: it is habit-forming and toxic.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine

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

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