barbiturism


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bar·bi·tu·rism

(bar-bi'chūr-izm),
Chronic poisoning by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid; symptoms, which are indistinct, include cutaneous eruption accompanied by chills, fever, and headache.

barbiturism

[bärbich′əriz′əm]
1 acute or chronic poisoning by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid. Ingestion of such preparations in excess of therapeutic quantities may be fatal or may produce physiological, pathological, and psychological changes, such as depressed respiration, cyanosis, disorientation, and coma. Also called barbiturate poisoning.
2 addiction to a barbiturate.

bar·bi·tu·rism

(bahr-bich'ŭr-izm)
Chronic poisoning by any of the derivatives of barbituricacid; symptoms include cutaneous eruption,chills, fever, and headache.

barbiturism

The toxic state of coma or delirium following an overdose of barbiturates. Poisoning with any barbiturate drug.

bar·bi·tu·rism

(bahr-bich'ŭr-izm)
Chronic poisoning by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid.
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