One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A narcotic and sedative barbiturate drug used chiefly to treat epilepsy.
- ‘The convulsions did not respond to phenobarbitone, phenytoin, clonazepam, lignocaine, or pyridoxine, which were tried according to our hospital's guidelines for the management of neonatal seizures.’
- ‘Seven children were receiving anticonvulsants when first seen; all were being given phenobarbitone and two children were receiving one and one child two additional drugs.’
- ‘Ginseng had no anticonvulsant action, nor did it potentiate the anticonvulsant effects of phenobarbitone and diazepam.’
- ‘Three children required intravenous phenobarbitone to stop their seizure.’
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