Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to amobarbital: secobarbital


 (ăm′ō-bär′bĭ-tăl′, -bĭ-tôl′)
A barbiturate, C11H18N2O3, used as a sedative and a hypnotic.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˌæməʊˈbɑːbɪtəl; ˌeɪməʊ-)
(Pharmacology) pharmacol a drug with sedative, hypnotic, and analgesic properties used to relieve insomnia and control convulsions
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˌæm oʊˈbɑr bɪˌtæl, -ˌtɔl)

a colorless, crystalline barbiturate, C11H18N2O3, used chiefly as a sedative.
[1945–50; am (yl) + -o- + barbital]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amobarbital - a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant
amobarbital sodium, Amytal, blue angel, blue devil, blue - the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
truth drug, truth serum - an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Since the first reported improvement of catatonia with amobarbital in 1930, (6) there have been no controlled studies of specific treatments of catatonia.
amobarbital abba mail ort baronetical bota anil rec cinematised cete imid nas deregulated dele egad rut fumatoriums farm utis mou gamogeneses gone ages mes hamamelises hale amis mes imprisoning iron ming psi laminarises lire anis mas meganewtons mawn ents geo mineralists melt iris nas paroxetines pote axis ren popularised pure olid pas radicalised rile acid das reticulated rile ecad tut revegetated rete egad vet seriousness siss eons rue telekineses tene ekes lis vitaminised vane imid tis vomeronasal vena oral mos David has identified 17 3-ply 12-letter words.
In epileptic patients with drug refractory seizures who underwent intracarotid amobarbital injections (wada test), it was noticed sympathetic tonus predominance in the right hemisphere and parasympathetic predominance and up-regulation of baroreceptor sensitivity in the left hemisphere [28].
Evidence for this begins in neuropsychological case studies, which have identified people who had recovered at least partially from aphasia following left hemisphere stroke and then redeveloped aphasia after a later right hemisphere disruption, whether due to intracarotid amobarbital injection or a second stroke [4548].
Anesthesia was performed by intraperitoneal injection (200 mg/kg/mouse) of a 20% amobarbital and sterile saline solution (1:3v:v ratio).
The intracarotid injection of amobarbital (Wada test) has mostly been replaced by functional MRI, which offers a non-invasive way to determine lateralisation of functions such as speech and memory.
Fueron pocos los antidepresivos y ansioliticos suministrados, solo 5 casos (4%): amitriptilina (Mutabon) a 2 pacientes y de forma individual nialamida (Niamid), compuesto de dextroanfetamina y amobarbital (Dexamil), dimetil imipramina (Pertofrane) e imipramina (Toframil).
Lesnefsky, "Blockade of electron transport before cardiac ischemia with the reversible inhibitor amobarbital protects rat heart mitochondria," The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, vol.
Individual patient prediction of seizure lateralization in temporal lobe epilepsy: A comparison between neuropsychological memory mesures and the Intracarotid Amobarbital Procedure.
24-36 hours after the final session of chronic exercise or 8-16 hours after acute exercise, all rats were anesthetized by single dose intraperitoneal injection of amobarbital (15 mg/kg).
Under anesthesia with sodium amobarbital, pancreases were distended with 2.5 mL of RPMI-1640 medium (GIBCO BRL, Grand Island, NY, USA) containing 1.5mg/mL of collagenase (collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, type XI, Sigma Immunochemicals), excised, and incubated in a water bath at 37[degrees]C.
Dichotic-listening performance and intracarotid injections of amobarbital in children and adolescents.