barbiturates

bar·bi·tu·rate || bɑː'bɪtjʊrət n. drug used as a sedative

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Barbiturates —    (1903 and after)    Although the organic chemical industry had introduced numerous sedatives before the barbiturates (chloral hydrate, for example, was first used in psychiatry in 1869), the barbiturates enjoyed great popularity for half a… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • barbiturates — ➡ drugs * * * …   Universalium

  • Deep-Sleep Therapy and Barbiturates —    (1922)    (See also Barbiturates.)    In 1920, Zurich Burghölzli psychiatrist Jakob Klaesi (1883–1980) began using a combination of two of Roche’s barbiturates for deep sleep therapy. The idea of putting patients into a therapeutic stupor was… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

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  • Barbiturate — Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system depressants, and by virtue of this they produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to anesthesia. They are also effective as anxiolytics, hypnotics and as anticonvulsants. They …   Wikipedia

  • barbiturate — /bahr bich euhr it, euh rayt ; bahr bi toor it, ayt, tyoor /, n. Pharm. any of a group of barbituric acid derivatives, used in medicine as sedatives and hypnotics. [1925 30; BARBITUR(IC) + ATE2] * * * Any of a class of heterocyclic compounds… …   Universalium

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  • drug use — Introduction       use of drugs for psychotropic rather than medical purposes. Among the most common psychotropic drugs are opiates ( opium, morphine, heroin), hallucinogens (LSD, mescaline, psilocybin), barbiturates, cocaine, amphetamines,… …   Universalium

  • List of drug-related deaths — The following is a list of notable people who have died from drug related causes. Criteria for inclusion are death from overdose, death from organ failure/illness due to or exacerbated by drug use, or death from suicide/misadventure under the… …   Wikipedia

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