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bar·bi·tu·rate

 (bär-bĭch′ər-ĭt, -ə-rāt′, bär-bĭch′ə-wĭt)
n.
Any of a group of barbituric acid derivatives that act as central nervous system depressants and are used as sedatives or hypnotics.

barbiturate

(bɑːˈbɪtjʊrɪt; -ˌreɪt)
n
(Medicine) a derivative of barbituric acid, such as phenobarbital, used in medicine as a sedative, hypnotic, or anticonvulsant

bar•bi•tu•rate

(bɑrˈbɪtʃ ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt; ˌbɑr bɪˈtʊər ɪt, -eɪt, -ˈtyʊər-)

n.
any of a group of barbituric acid derivatives, used in medicine as sedatives and hypnotics.
[1925–30]

bar·bi·tu·rate

(bär-bĭch′ər-ĭt)
Any of a group of drugs that reduce the activity of the nervous system and are used as sedatives. Barbiturates are highly addictive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
amobarbital - a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant
barbital, barbitone, diethylbarbituric acid, diethylmalonylurea, veronal - a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
Mebaral, mephobarbital - a long-acting crystalline barbiturate (trade name Mebaral) used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy
Nembutal, pentobarbital, pentobarbital sodium, yellow jacket - a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic
red devil, secobarbital, secobarbital sodium, Seconal - barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Luminal, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, sodium thiopental, purple heart - a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
Pentothal, thiopental, thiopental sodium, thiopentobarbital sodium - barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic
Translations
barbituraatti
barbituricobarbiturato
精神安定剤
바르비투르 산염

barbiturate

[bɑːˈbɪtjʊrɪt] Nbarbitúrico m

barbiturate

[bɑːrˈbɪtjərɪt] n (= drug) → barbiturique m

barbiturate

nSchlafmittel nt, → Barbiturat nt; a barbiturate overdoseeine Überdosis an Schlafmitteln

barbiturate

[bɑːˈbɪtjʊrɪt] nbarbiturico

bar·bi·tu·rate

n. barbitúrico, hipnótico, sedante.

barbiturate

n barbitúrico
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