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pentobarbital


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Pentobarbitone sodium, a short-acting barbiturate drug and central nervous system depressant, used as a sedative and hypnotic, and sometimes taken as a street drug. Also called Nembutal (trademark) or pentobarbitone. Street names include nebbies, yellow bullets. Formula: C11H17N2O3Na. [From Greek pente five + barbit(uric) acid + -al indicating a pharmaceutical product]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.


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