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 (sĕk′ō-bär′bĭ-tôl′, -tăl′)
A white odorless barbiturate, C12H18N2O3, used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.


(Pharmacology) pharmacol an anaesthetic and sedative drug derived from barbiturate
Also called: quinalbarbitone


(ˌsɛk oʊˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl)

a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C12H18N2O3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.
[1950–55; Seco(nal) trademark of a secobarbital + barbital]
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Noun1.secobarbital - barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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The introduction of oral barbiturates, such as pentobarbitone (Nembutal) and quinalbarbitone (Seconal), continued this trend in the 1930s.
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