Definition of phenobarbital in English:

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phenobarbital

Pronunciation: /ˌfēnōˈbärbətôl/

noun

Medicine
A narcotic and sedative barbiturate drug used chiefly to treat epilepsy.
Example sentences
  • All of the women included in the case part of the study were taking at least one of the following folic acid antagonists: trimethoprim, triamterene, sulfasalazine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone and carbamazepine.
  • It is well known that many drugs such as benzodiazepines and phenobarbital possess anxiolytic and sedative effects.
  • Before 1990, six major AEDs were available for the treatment of all forms of epilepsy: carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, valproic acid, and ethosuximide.

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Syllabification: phe·no·bar·bi·tal

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