The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(also bromisoval and bromural), a medicinal preparation that produces a sedative and soporific effect. It is used as a hypnotic and is also prescribed for children with chorea and whooping cough.
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