barbiturates


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barbiturates

A group of potentially addictive sedatives and anesthetics, with severe side effects. Many were formerly used as tranquilizers. The best known are pentobarbital, phenobarbital, and amobarbital (all subject to abuse).
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Drug use in mothers of affected babies included opioids among 81% (including methadone for 70%); heroin, 42%; cocaine, 29%; marijuana, 26%; benzodiazepines, 18%; buprenorphine, 6%; and barbiturates, 2%.
Since most of the concerns of using drugs for capital punishment involve problems - including an artificial scarcity - with drugs which are injected, an obvious alternative would be for states to simply use pills rather than injections to administer drugs such as barbiturates, whose lethal properties are well controlled, well known, and very clearly established, as noted in a Slate article entitled "How Does Assisted Suicide Work?
Two classes of CNS depressants have the potential for misuse, abuse, and addiction: benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
Summary: A series of NN-dimethyl-arylidene barbiturates 1-22 has been re-synthesized and evaluated against a number of Gram-positive Gram-negative bacteria and some fungal strains.
The progress of synthetic chemistry and their immediate application in the pharmaceutical industry have led to a marked increase in the number of substances with hypnotic action and barbiturates in particular.
As explained by Metro, the coroner's report stated it as a probable suicide using barbiturates or depressants.
The probe concluded that she had killed herself with an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol.
Cannabis, amphetamines and barbiturates are already Class B drugs.
WASHINGTON -- A pharmacist which recently provided the state of Texas with barbiturates to use during executions by lethal injection has demanded the return of his stock after being drawn into a legal battle.
If accepted, they are filmed taking barbiturates in water.
They included drugs used in the UK, such as benzodiazepines (including temazepam and diazepam), non-benzodiazepines (including zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon), barbiturates and sedative antihistamines.
He said he started drinking in 2007 and became addicted to alcohol, barbiturates and sleeping pills.