pentobarbital

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pentobarbital

 [pen″to-bahr´bĭ-tal]
a short- to intermediate-acting barbiturate used in the form of the sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic, usually presurgery, and as an anticonvulsant.
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pentobarbital

A short-acting barbiturate. See Barbiturate.
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