amobarbital


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amobarbital

 [am″o-bahr´bĭ-tal]
a barbiturate used as a short-acting sedative and hypnotic. Effects develop rapidly and the drug is eliminated more quickly than other barbiturates.

am·o·bar·bi·tal

(am'ō-bar'bi-tahl),
A central nervous system depressant with an intermediate duration of action.

amobarbital

/amo·bar·bi·tal/ (am″o-bahr´bĭ-tal) an intermediate-acting hypnotic and sedative; also used as the sodium salt.

amobarbital

(ăm′ō-bär′bĭ-tăl′, -bĭ-tôl′)
n.
A barbiturate, C11H18N2O3, used as a sedative and a hypnotic.

amobarbital

[am′ōbär′bətal]
a barbiturate sedative-hypnotic. Also called amylobarbitone.
indications It is prescribed as an anticonvulsant and a preanesthetic and for short-term treatment of insomnia.
contraindications Porphyria or known hypersensitivity to barbiturates prohibits its use. It is also contraindicated in patients with marked liver impairment or respiratory disease.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are respiratory and circulatory depression, drug hangover, and various allergic reactions. It also interacts with many other drugs.

amobarbital

Amytal® Therapeutics An intermediate-acting sedative barbiturate

amobarbital

Amylobarbitone, a barbiturate drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. A brand name is Amytal.

am·o·bar·bi·tal

(amō-bahrbi-tahl)
A central nervous system depressant with an intermediate duration of action.
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