Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nonbarbiturate sedative and hypnotic drug, C13H15NO2.

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  • n. A hypnotic sedative formerly used as an alternative to barbiturates to treat insomnia.

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  • n. sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders

Etymologies

glute(n) + thi(o)- + (a)mide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Patients have been noted to have cyclic comas from glutethimide.

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  • Both glutethimide and codeine cause depression of the respiratory drive.

    Loads

  • In fact, some 'loads' abusers have ingested up to 12 grams of glutethimide and greater than 2.5 grams of codeine (often in combination with acetaminophen or aspirin) on adaily basis. 5 Complications from chronic abuse should also be considered.

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  • The oral administration of activated charcoal may effectively prevent systemic absorption of the combination for several hours after ingestion due to delayed gastric emptying and decreased peristalsis from the opiate and glutethimide combination.

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  • Patients may only partially respond to naloxone therapy because of the CNS depressant effects of glutethimide.

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  • However, these patients are prone to ileus formation secondary to the anticholinergic effects of glutethimide.

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  • Severe hypocalcemia associated with chronic glutethimide addiction: a case report.

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  • However, a toxicology screen was positive for ethanol, codeine, glutethimide and acetaminophen.

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  • 'Loads' are a combination of two prescription drugs, glutethimide and codeine.

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  • If bowel sounds are present, repeated doses of oral activated charcoal may be administered to enhance the elimination of glutethimide through interruption of its enterohepatic recirculation.

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