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Pentobarbital MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Pentobarbital
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.742.698.253.593
Unique ID
D010424
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010424
Scope Note
A short-acting barbiturate that is effective as a sedative and hypnotic (but not as an anti-anxiety) agent and is usually given orally. It is prescribed more frequently for sleep induction than for sedation but, like similar agents, may lose its effectiveness by the second week of continued administration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p236)
Entry Term(s)
Diabutal
Etaminal
Ethaminal
Mebubarbital
Mebumal
Nembutal
Pentobarbital Sodium
Pentobarbital, Monosodium Salt
Pentobarbitone
Sagatal
Pharm Action
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Hypnotics and Sedatives
GABA Modulators
Related Numbers
57-33-0
76-74-4
NJJ0475N0S
CAS Type 1 Name
2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-Pyrimidinetrione, 5-ethyl-5-(1-methylbutyl)-
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Pentobarbital Preferred
Sagatal Narrower
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Pentobarbital Sodium Narrower
Etaminal Narrower
Nembutal Narrower
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