Meaning of Tuinal in English:



mass noun Trademark ; Medicine
  • A sedative and sleep-inducing drug consisting of a combination of two barbiturates.

    ‘Over a period of years she was prescribed the barbiturate-based medication, Tuinal, for her depression.’
    • ‘And he deduced Tuinal poisoning by seeing a capsule of Tuinal stuck between the patient toes!’
    • ‘Barbiturates are sleeping pills and include Tuinal, Seconal and Nembutal.’
    • ‘Seconal and Tuinal are dangerous drugs because of the risk of overdose, seizures following sudden withdrawal and hypothermia.’
    • ‘The most commonly abused Barbiturates are prescribed under the brand names Seconal and Tuinal (Amobarbital and Secobarbital).’



/ˈt(j)uːɪnal/ /ˈt(j)uːɪnəl/