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A barbituric acid derivative that acts as a nonselective central nervous system depressant. It potentiates GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID action on GABA-A RECEPTORS, and modulates chloride currents through receptor channels. It also inhibits glutamate induced depolarizations.

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Tree Number(s): D03.383.742.698.253.650

MeSH Unique ID: D010634

Registry Number: YQE403BP4D

Entry Terms:

  • Phenylbarbital
  • Phenylethylbarbituric Acid
  • Acid, Phenylethylbarbituric
  • Phenemal
  • Phenobarbitone
  • Hysteps
  • Phenobarbital Sodium
  • Sodium, Phenobarbital
  • Phenobarbital, Monosodium Salt
  • Monosodium Salt Phenobarbital
  • Luminal
  • Gardenal

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