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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We were surprised to see that 7 of these students had more of this questioned amobarbital metabolite in their urine than what we considered normal.
2) and the intracarotid amobarbital procedure (LAP) are complementary structural, functional and cognitive studies employed to detect and characterize lesions in the temporal lobes.
Factors in children that predict performance on the intracarotid amobarbital procedure.
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.
Mental health drugs included: central nervous system stimulants (e.g., methylphenidate, pemoline, provigil); anxiolytic/sedative--hypnotics which includes, benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam, alprazolam), nonbenzodiazepines (e.g., buspirone), barbiturates (e.g., secobarbital, amobarbital), and nonbarbiturates (e.g., zolpidem, chloral hydrate, glutethemide); antimanic drugs (i.e., lithium); select anticonvulsants with mood-stabilizing properties (e.g., carbamazepine, clonazepam, lamotrogine, topiramate, valproic acid/valproate); antidepressants; and antipsychotics.
La literatura medica describe desde el primer paciente tratado con amobarbital (en 1930), pasando por los primeros pacientes tratados con terapia electroconvulsiva (TEC), hasta la actualidad, con tratamientos que se basan en medicamentos con propiedades anticonvulsivas, particularmente las benzodiacepinas y los barbituricos, y en la TEC, sin importar la gravedad o la causa etiologica.
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.
The effects of sodium amobarbital on odor-based responding in rats.
These results appeared to corroborate earlier data (Howard & McHose, 1974) showing injections of sodium amobarbital precluded the development of odor-based DA patterning.
Classification and Pharmacologic Management of Seizures Seizure First Line Agents New/Alternative Agents Simple Partial phenytoin primidone carbamazepine phenobarbital valproic acid gabapentin lamotrigine felbamate topiramate ethotoin mephenytoin Complex partial phenytoin primidone carbamazepine valproic acid phenobarbital mephobarbital gabapentin lamotrigine felbamate topiramate amobarbital Absence clonazepam methsuximide ethosuximide phensuximide valproic acid lamotrigine trimethadione Myoclonic valproic acid clonazepam Tonic Clonic phenytoin/fosphenytoin phenobarbital carbamazepine primidone valproic acid topiramate Stares epilepticus phenytoin/fosphenytoin diazepam lorazepam phenobarbital diazepam secobarbital pentobarbital
[11.] Petersen RC, Sharbrough FW, Jack CR: Intracarotid amobarbital testing in presurgical evaluation of patients with intractable epilepsy.