phenobarbital

Type: Term Pronunciation: fē′nō-bar′bi-tahl Definitions: 1. A long-acting oral or parenteral sedative, anticonvulsant, and hypnotic; also available as a soluble sodium salt; also used in therapeutic management of epilepsy and induction of hepatic microsomal enzymes. Synonyms: phenylethylbarbituric acid, phenylethylmalonylurea
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Phenobarbital

Phenobarbital (Acro-lase, Barbidonna Elixir, Belladenal, Bellergal-S, Bronkotabs, Donnapine, Donnatal, Hyosophen, Kinesed, Levsin-PB, Lufyllin-EPG, Mudrane GG, Nembutal, Quadrinal, Rexatal, Solfoton Tedral) is an orally ingested or injected drug that depresses the sensory cortex, decreases motor activity, alters cerebellar function, and produces dr
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phenobarbital

<chemical> A barbiturate used as a sedative and an anticonvulsant. It was used as an anti-anxiety agent but has been supplanted by benzodiazepines for that purpose. It may also be useful in the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia and in the symptomatic treatment of opiate withdrawal in mothers and infants. ... Pharmacological action: an
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phenobarbital

(fe″no-bahr´bĭ-tәl) a long-acting barbiturate used as the base or the sodium salt as an anticonvulsant, sedative, and hypnotic.
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phenobarbital

barbiturate drug that became available in 1912, used in medicine as a sedative-hypnotic. See barbiturate.[3 related articles]
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phenobarbital

A drug that is used to treat seizures and as a sedative. It is being studied in the treatment of diarrhea and for its ability to increase the antitumor effect of other therapies. It belongs to the family of drugs called barbiturates.
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phenobarbital

A drug that is used to treat seizures and as a sedative. It is being studied in the treatment of diarrhea and for its ability to increase the antitumor effect of other therapies. It belongs to the family of drugs called barbiturates.
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Phenobarbital

Phenobarbital (INN) is a long-acting barbiturate and the most widely used anticonvulsant worldwide, and the oldest still commonly used. It also has sedative and hypnotic properties, but as with other barbiturates, it has been superseded by the benzodiazepines for these indications. The World Health Organization recommends its use as first-line for
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