Day: March 19, 2019


Medical use of barbiturates

As noted above, barbiturates were once widely used as a sedative hypnotic, but recently, with the exception of certain specialized uses, they have been replaced by safer benzodiazepines. High-speed barbiturates are still used for anesthesia, and are also used to relieve convulsions during critical situations and prevent attacks of certain types of epilepsy. Tolerance, Dependence […]

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