barbiturism

barbiturism

[bahr-bich-uh-riz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
chronic poisoning caused by the excessive use of phenobarbital, secobarbital, or other derivative of barbituric acid.
Also, barbitalism, barbituism [bahr-bich-oo-iz-uhm] .


Origin:
barbitur(ic) + -ism

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barbiturism bar·bi·tu·rism (bär-bĭch'ə-rĭz'əm, bär'bĭ-tur'ĭz'əm, -tyur'-)
n.
Chronic poisoning caused by any of the derivatives of barbituric acid.

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