Definition of barbital in English:

barbital

Line breaks: bar|bi¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbɪt(ə)l
 
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noun

  • North American term for barbitone.
    More example sentences
    • The author performed immunoprecipitation with immunodiffusion, using Petri dishes that contained 15 ml of 1.2% agarose in a barbital buffer.
    • Systemic and intracerebroventricular administration of sodium barbital induced a place preference in rats
    • These results suggest that nifedipine potentiates the development of physical dependence on barbital but not diazepam.

Origin

early 20th century: from barbituric acid, on the pattern of veronal (an alternative name).

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