amobarbital


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amobarbital

(ăm'ōbär`bĭtäl), drug that acts as a nervous system depressantdepressant,
any one of various substances that diminish functional activity, usually by depressing the nervous system. Barbiturates, sedatives, alcohol, and meprobamate are all depressants. Depressants have various modes of action and effects.
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, any one of a group of drugs that act as depressants on the central nervous system. High doses depress both nerve and muscle activity and inhibit oxygen consumption in the tissues. In low doses barbiturates act as sedatives, i.e.
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amobarbital

[‚am·ō′bär·bə·təl]
(pharmacology)
C11H18N2O3 A white, crystalline powder with a bitter taste and a melting point of 156-161°C; soluble in alcohol; used in medicine.
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Phenobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital, amobarbital
An 'improved version', phenobarbital (Luminal) followed in 1912 and was later joined by the likes of pentobarbital (Nembutal), secobarbital (Seconal) and amobarbital (Amytal).
My colleagues and I started to investigate the metabolism of amobarbital, a sleeping pill of the barbiturate class widely used at that time.
The researchers then injected a barbiturate drug, sodium amobarbital, into an artery leading into her left hemisphere in order to shut down temporarily these language areas.
The videotape features an amnesiac patient's response to amobarbital sodium during a therapeutic session.
Each Phase I patient will undergo a special epilepsy protocol magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, sphenoidal electrode placement, tapering to discontinuation of AEDs, neuropsychological testing, ictal/interictal SPECT scan and arteriogram with intracarotid sodium amobarbital test.
These results appeared to corroborate earlier data (Howard & McHose, 1974) showing injections of sodium amobarbital precluded the development of odor-based DA patterning.