BARBITURATES

Are a group of drugs, chemically derived from barbituric acid which depress the activity of the central nervous system in the human body. Barbituates can also depress the process of respiration, hence, their popular use amongst individuals wishing to commit suicide. They were commonly used in the 1930s, but were replaced by the arrival of Benzodiazepines which lack the lethality of Barbituates. The group includes amobarbital, bu i abarbifal, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, primi

BARBITURATES: "Barbituates is the family given to a larger group of drugs, which were commonly used in the 1930s but have since then, fallen out of fashion."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BARBITURATES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/barbiturates-2/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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