Meaning of barbital in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɑːbɪt(ə)l/

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North American
  • A long-acting sedative and sleep-inducing drug of the barbiturate type; barbitone.

    ‘The author performed immunoprecipitation with immunodiffusion, using Petri dishes that contained 15 ml of 1.2% agarose in a barbital buffer.’
    • ‘Systemic and intracerebroventricular administration of sodium barbital induced a place preference in rats’
    • ‘These results suggest that nifedipine potentiates the development of physical dependence on barbital but not diazepam.’
    • ‘A case of suicide involving the intravenous injection of barbital and the oral ingestion of arsenic trioxide is reported.’
    • ‘Effect of altered tissue binding on the disposition of barbital in the isolated perfused rat liver: application of the axial dispersion model.’


Early 20th century from barbituric acid, on the pattern of veronal (an alternative name).