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[mass noun] A sedative and sleep-inducing drug consisting of a combination of two barbiturates.
- ‘Barbiturates are sleeping pills and include Tuinal, Seconal and Nembutal.’
- ‘Seconal and Tuinal are dangerous drugs because of the risk of overdose, seizures following sudden withdrawal and hypothermia.’
- ‘The most commonly abused Barbiturates are prescribed under the brand names Seconal and Tuinal (Amobarbital and Secobarbital).’
- ‘And he deduced Tuinal poisoning by seeing a capsule of Tuinal stuck between the patient toes!’
- ‘Over a period of years she was prescribed the barbiturate-based medication, Tuinal, for her depression.’
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