Definition of phenobarbitone in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • A narcotic and sedative barbiturate drug used chiefly to treat epilepsy.

    Also called phenobarbital
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ginseng had no anticonvulsant action, nor did it potentiate the anticonvulsant effects of phenobarbitone and diazepam.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Three children required intravenous phenobarbitone to stop their seizure.’