Barbituate

What is Barbituate?

Barbituate meaning A type of drug that causes a decrease in brain activity. Barbiturates may be used to treat insomnia, seizures, and convulsions, and to relieve anxiety and tension before surgery. A barbiturate is a type of central nervous system (CNS) depressant.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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