Chemsketch Study of Phenobarbital: An Antiepileptic Drug
International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 25-29
Received: Mar. 24, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 19, 2017; Published: May 27, 2017
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Katanguru Laxmi, Department of Chemistry, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Hyderabad, India
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Abstract
Phenobarbital belongs to the class of medications called barbiturates. It is used to treat insomnia (difficulty sleeping) and as a sedative to relieve the symptoms of anxiety or tension. It is also used for the control of certain types of seizures. It works by slowing down the brain and nervous system. Phenobarbital is a barbiturate, nonselective central nervous system depressant which is primarily used as a sedative hypnotic and also as an anticonvulsant in subhypnotic doses.
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Phenobarbital, An Anticonvulsant and CNS Activity, ACD/ChemSketch, ACD/3D Viewer
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Katanguru Laxmi, Chemsketch Study of Phenobarbital: An Antiepileptic Drug, International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 25-29. doi: 10.11648/j.ijctc.20170503.11
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