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Pentobarbital

Introduction: Pentobarbital

Description of Pentobarbital

Pentobarbital: a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and anti-spasmodic.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pentobarbital: A short-acting barbiturate that is effective as a sedative and hypnotic (but not as an anti-anxiety) agent and is usually given orally. It is prescribed more frequently for sleep induction than for sedation but, like similar agents, may lose its effectiveness by the second week of continued administration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p236)
Source: Diseases Database

Pentobarbital: short to intermediate acting barbiturate used as a sedative and hypnotic; the sodium salt is also used as an anticonvulsant, as a preanesthetic and as an adjunct to anesthesia.
Source: CRISP

Pentobarbital: A short-acting barbiturate that is effective as a sedative and hypnotic (but not as an anti-anxiety) agent and is usually given orally. It is prescribed more frequently for sleep induction than for sedation but, like similar agents, may lose its effectiveness by the second week of continued administration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p236).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Pentobarbital include:

Terms associated with Pentobarbital:

Terms Similar to Pentobarbital:

Source - WordNet 2.1

  • Mebubarbital
  • Mebumal

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Pentobarbital

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Pentobarbital

The following list attempts to classify Pentobarbital into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • barbiturate
  • sedative-hypnotic,sedative-hypnotic drug
  • depressant,downer,sedative,sedative drug
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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