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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Accordingly, for classical complement reaction SRBCs were sensitised with hemolysin (anti-sheep red blood cell stroma from rabbit, Sigma, Taufkirchen, Germany) diluted 1:75 in Veronal buffered saline (VBS) buffer (containing 3.12 mM Diethylbarbituric acid; 1.82 mM Diethylbarbituric acid sodium salt; 145.45 mM NaCl; 1 mM MgCl2; 0.15 mM CaCl2; pH 7.45; conductivity 13.5 mS).
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.