Definition of Amytal in English:

Amytal

Syllabification: Am·y·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈaməˌtôl, -ˌtal
 
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noun

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A barbiturate drug used as a sedative and a hypnotic.
  • Alternative name: 5-ethyl-5-isopropylbarbituric acid, or its sodium salt ( sodium amytal); chemical formula: C11H18N2O3
More example sentences
  • Intravenous sodium amytal (Amytal, Luminal, Nembutal) elicited no benefit, but intravenous zolpidem did.
  • Well, I'm going to ask people to take a look at that magazine, because it discusses a drug called sodium amytal, which is a hallucinogenic barbiturate.
  • They used a variety of methods, including hypnosis, injections of sodium amytal, guided imagery, dream work, participation in survivor groups, even massage therapy to recover ‘body memories’ of abuse.

Origin

1920s: from amyl + -t- (for ease of pronunciation) + -al.

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