a group of sedatives that reduce activity in the brain; are habit-forming and are possibly fatal when taken with alcohol
This is a group of drugs that depress (inhibit) the brain. They are used as intravenous anaesthetic agents and to control some forms of epilepsy.
depressants used to induce sleep or anesthesia. 221
A class of drugs that depress the central nervous system and depress respiration, change heart rate, and decrease blood temperature and pressure. For sedative action, these drugs have been replaced by benzodiazepines.
Sedating medications that were used as sleep aids years ago but are rarely prescribed for insomnia today, due to their overall safety risks.
Barbiturates are a group of sedative/anesthetic drugs. Some of these have a high potential for abuse, and all are controlled drugs.
a group of barbituric acid derivatives used as sedatives
Highly habit-forming (addictive) sedative drugs chemically based on barbituric acid. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants.
A powerful and highly addictive drug which is a derivative of barbituric acid that acts as a sedative or hypnotic.
A class of drugs used in medicine as hypnotic agents to promote sleep or sedation. Some are also useful in the control of epilepsy. All are central nervous system depressants and are subject to abuse.
Depressant drugs that produce relaxation and sleep. Barbiturates include sleeping pills such as pentobarbital (Nembutal) and secobarbital (Seconal).
Drugs commonly used to calm nervousness and induce sleep and are derived from barbituric acid.
Depressant drugs that produce relaxation and sleep. Sleeping pills such as pentobarbital and secobarbital are barbiturates.
A group of drugs derived from barbituric acid that is used to sedate, to control convulsions, or to induce sleep. Blood and urine tests can determine toxic levels of these compounds. Barbiturates may be habit forming.