diethylbarbituric acid

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Noun1.diethylbarbituric acid - a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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Diethylbarbituric acid, the first hypnotically active barbiturate, was synthesized in 1903 [8].
In 1903 Emile Fischer, a former student of von Baeyer's, synthesized diethylbarbituric acid, and Joseph von Mering, his physician collaborator, showed that it readily put dogs to sleep.