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C12H12N2O3 A crystalline compound, 5-ethyl-5-phenylbarbituric acid, with a slightly bitter taste, melting at 174-178°C; soluble in water, alcohol, chloroform, and ether; used in medicine as a long-acting sedative, anticonvulsant, and hypnotic.



(trade name, Luminal), a medicinal preparation of the barbiturate group. Taken in powder or tablet form, phenobarbital is a long-acting soporific and is used in the treatment of such conditions as epilepsy and vascular spasms. Phenobarbital may be combined, in tablet form, with various other substances, including analgesic and spasmolytic preparations (for example, Andipal, Camphodal, or Paluphin).

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2002; Ferro and Martinez, 2009)--and high in levels of allozymic variation and differentiation of some populations (Theiler and Gardenal, 1994; Theiler et al.
Daniel Antienucci, Guillermo D'Elia (coordinador), Noemi Gardenal y Jaime Polop.
En este universo trinitario seria injusto omitir los esfuerzos desde el angulo biomedico, en torno a Marta Sabatini y Noemi Gardenal, o, mas recientemente, parasitologicos (Carol Sutton y Graciela Navone).