secobarbital

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secobarbital

 [sek″o-bahr´bĭ-tal]
a short-acting barbiturate used as the sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic, particularly as a presurgical aid to anesthesia, and as an anticonvulsant in the treament of tetanus.
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secobarbital

(sĕk′ō-bär′bĭ-tôl′, -tăl′)
n.
A white odorless barbiturate, C12H18N2O3, used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
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secobarbital

Neuropharmacology An intermediate-acting sedative and hyponotic, replaced by benzodiazepines Adverse effects Prolonged drowsiness, parodoxic excitement, diffuse arthritis, myalgic, or neuralgic pain, hypersensitivity in Pts with upregulated immunity–eg, with asthma, angioedema, urticaria, drug interactions–eg, MAOIs, INH, ethanol; stimulation of hepatic microsomal enzymes may ↑ metabolism of drugs, endogenous steroids, and certain anesthetics Pharmacologic effects Like phenobarbital Used for Anxiolytic, relieves insomnia; pre-anesthesia
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