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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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Sodium amytal is a strong barbiturate described as a "truth serum" because it makes the recipient lose all inhibitions.
With frail patients, unaccustomed to psychiatric drugs, I start with small quantities, such as 60 mgm sodium amytal and 20 mgm methylphenidate.
Medical guidelines stated that sodium amytal, powerful sleeping pills, should be used to treat only "severe and intractable insomnia".
Most unforgettably, there is the immortal scene in which Slothrop, hooked up to a sodium Amytal drip, hallucinates dropping his harmonica down the toilet of the Roseland Ballroom, a nightclub where Red, aka Malcolm X, sells gage while Charlie Parker is onstage laying down some very advanced changes on "Cherokee.
Amytal (amobarbial), barbs, bluebirds, blues, butisol (butabarbital), downers, goofballs, luminal (phenobarbital), 'ludes, 714s (methaqualone), seconal (secobarbital), nembutal (pentobarbital), tooties, yellow jackets
barbiturates such as sodium pentothal, sodium amytal, and scopolamine.
Sodium amytal is merely a barbiturate and individuals can lie or otherwise report misinformation under its influence.
Chemical and surgical techniques seemed to offer real possibilities for lessening the mental disorders of war: either by barbiturate sedatives such as sodium amytal, coma-inducing insulin injections, electroconvulsive therapy and surgical intervention by leucotomy (William Sargant at Belmont), or by psychoanalytically inspired sessions of drug therapy (Michael Foulkes at Northfield).
Fisher said that the child denied that Jackson abused him until he was administered the drug sodium amytal which is known to induce false memory.
We took morphine, diamorphine, cyclozine, codeine, temazepam, nitrezepam, phenobarbitone, sodium amytal dextropropoxyphene, methadone, nalbuphine, pethidine, pentazocine, buphrenorphine, dextromoramide chlormethiazole.
It is small credit to Zopaclone, which I now take (after Sodium Amytal, Mogadon, Mandrax and Halcion were, each in turn, considered too dangerous) that, come 2.
Examples of barbiturates are: Amytal, Florinal, Nembutal, Tuinal, Seconal, and Phenobarbital.