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A white odorless barbiturate, C12H18N2O3, used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
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nAlso called: quinalbarbitone
(Pharmacology) pharmacol an anaesthetic and sedative drug derived from barbiturate
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sec•o•bar•bi•tal(ˌsɛk oʊˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl)
a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C12H18N2O3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.
[1950–55; Seco(nal) trademark of a secobarbital + barbital]
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|Noun||1.||secobarbital - barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions|
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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