barbiturate


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Related to barbiturate: barbiturate coma, barbiturate poisoning
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So the common and generally accepted practice of prescribing drugs for "off-label use" - using a drug approved for one purpose to do something else -might permit states to use barbiturate pills in executions, and perhaps even allow them to again be imported from abroad, says Banzhaf, based upon the FDA's website publication "Understanding Investigational Drugs and Off Label Use of Approved Drugs.
Two classes of CNS depressants have the potential for misuse, abuse, and addiction: benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
Literature reports revealed that barbiturates have additional pharmacological potential as anti-AIDS agents anticancer remedies and immunomodulating capabilities [910].
All psychopathological phenomena culminate in the emergence and evolution of the phenomenon of addiction and barbiturate addiction.
It was known in 1968 that barbiturate withdrawal could result in seizures, psychosis, or death (Wikler 1968; Ewing & Bakewell 1967; Altman et al.
But in February 2007, when Mr Cutkelvin, 58, could no longer take the pain of inoperable pancreatic cancer, he took his own life using barbiturates at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich, with Mr Cutkelvin Rees by his side.
Death by the Australian media, helped four people self-inject a deadly dose of barbiturates.
He was treating Marilyn for emotional problems and getting her off the use of barbiturates.
Although triptans are now by far the most widely recommended medications for acute migraine treatment, barbiturates, opioids, and nonspecific sedative drugs are still widely used and are causing problems for headache patients.
More importantly, barbiturates also have a high toxic liability (a narrow effective-dose to lethal-dose ratio) and are addictive.
Pentobarbital sodium coma (also known as barbiturate therapy or coma therapy) is a second-tier treatment for the alleviation of RICH and is considered to be a treatment of last resort (Bullock et al.
When you see a vet subdue an animal on a wildlife documentary with a tranquilizer dart, chances are you're seeing a fast-acting barbiturate in action.