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 (mĕp′rō-băm′āt′, mĕ-prō′bə-)
A bitter white powder, C9H18N2O4, used as a tranquilizer, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.


(məˈprəʊbəˌmeɪt; ˌmɛprəʊˈbæmeɪt)
(Pharmacology) a white bitter powder used as a hypnotic. Formula: C9H18N2O4
[me(thyl) + pro(pyl + car)bamate]


(məˈproʊ bəˌmeɪt, ˌmɛp roʊˈbæm eɪt)

a white powder, C9H18N2O4, used chiefly as a tranquilizer.
[1950–55; me (thyl) + pro (pyl) + (car)bamate]
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Noun1.meprobamate - a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
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Barbiturates, meprobamate, benzodiazepines (except midazolam), and/ or nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics; or
Sur le plan des mesures physiologiques, deVries (25) montre qu'une seance d'activite physique d'intensite moderee a plus d'impact sur la detente neuromusculaire que le meprobamate (l'anxiolytique le plus prescrit a l'epoque).
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According to the charge sheet, prosecutors said the duo provided the person, who died of an overdose, with heroin, tramadol, procyclidine and meprobamate for free to consume.
31 Ibuprofen Advil, Motrin, non-steroidal 0/12 ND anti-inflammatory Meprobamate Miltown, anti-anxiety agent; 12/12 8.
Seifter, "The effects of meprobamate, barbiturates, d-amphetamine and promazine on experimentally induced conflict in the rat," Psychopharmacologia, vol.
The medications mentioned prominently in 1976 included among others, Flurazepam, triazolam, chloral hydrate, amylobarbitone, methaqualone, glutethimide, pentobarbital, methyprylone, secobarbital, tryptophan, meprobamate, and the old standby, diphenhydramine.
Amides are the main character of meprobamate (tranquillizer) and sulfathiazole (bacteriostatic) synthetic drug [9].
Analyte Class Recovery % RSD (%) (N=4) Amphetamine Amphetamines 107% 3 MDEA 85% 4 MDMA 83% 4 Methamphetamine 102% 12 Buprenorphine Analgesics 87% 5 Tramadol 97% 9 Nordiazepam Benzodiazepines 106% 1 Temazepam 95% 2 Codeine Opiates 100% 10 Fentanyl Synthetic 100% 6 Meperidine Opiates 102% 9 Methadone 96% 2 Norfentanyl 82% 3 Normeperidine 101% 4 Propoxyphene 82% 9 Sufentanil 83% 11 Meprobamate Other 85% 7 Phencyclidine 100% 2
Barbiturates, chloral hydrate, and non-barbiturate, non-BZD drugs such as meprobamate are not recommended because of potential significant adverse effects and tolerance/dependence, and low therapeutic index.