from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A barbiturate, C11H18N2O3, used as a sedative and a hypnotic.
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- n. A barbiturate derivative, a bitter-tasting odourless white powder with sedative-hypnotic and analgesic properties.
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- n. a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant
In one particularly interesting section, they discuss research on using neuroimaging to replace the Wada test - the procedure where the barbiturate drug sodium amobarbital is injected into the carotid artery to temporarily disable one hemisphere of the brain.
A brief hospitalization is usually required, and IV sodium amobarbital is the treatment of choice.
Because of its rapid action and intermediate length of action, sodium amobarbital is the barbiturate of choice 281, 896.
Profound stupor associated with depression also responds to IV sodium amobarbital, thus permitting conversation between the patient and examiner, which often reveals depressive symptoms.
IV sodium amobarbital can be delivered fairly rapidly 100 mg/15 seconds.
She received three IM doses of sodium amobarbital during the next 24 hours, after which she became fully alert and asymptomatic.
Restraints or a show of force with a crisis team and initial sedation with sodium amobarbital are often required.
She was restrained, sedated with IV sodium amobarbital, and hospitalized.
These patients can be temporarily disinhibited by sodium amobarbital 250 mg IM or an intermediate- or long-acting benzodiazepine.
As the patient is in an altered state of consciousness, psychological intervention is inappropriate; rapid restraint and sedation with diazepam (10-15 mg IV) or sodium amobarbital constitute the best treatment (998).
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