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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 quinalbarbitone or Seconal (trademark). Street names include pink lady, red devils. Formula C12H18N2O3. [From seco- indicating a chemical compound with an open ring + barbit(uric)acid + -al indicating a pharmaceutical product]

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