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Doriden

Definition:

sedative used to treat some sleep disorders

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Type of:

sedative drug » medicine » drug » agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C13H15NO2 [chemical formula] | glutethimide

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Glutethimide | Doriden | Elrodorm | Noxyron | Glimid | C13H15NO2  [chemical formula]

a hypnotic sedative that was introduced in 1954 as a safe alternative to barbiturates to treat insomnia. Before long, however, it had become clear that glutethimide was just as likely to cause addiction and caused similarly severe withdrawal symptoms. ... (39 of 1349 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Glutethimide

Random House Dictionary:

Doriden [pharmacology, trademark]

a brand of glutethimide. (4 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/doriden

Collins Dictionary:

glutethimide [medicine]

a compound with hypnotic properties (5 of 237 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/glutethimide

Merriam-Webster:

glutethimide | C13H15NO2 [chemical formula]

a sedative-hypnotic drug .. that is a derivative of piperidine and has pharmacological properties similar to those of barbiturates (19 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/glutethimide

American Heritage Dictionary:

glutethimide | C13H15NO2 [chemical formula]

A nonbarbiturate sedative and hypnotic drug, .... (7 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/glutethimide

Wiktionary:

glutethimide

A hypnotic sedative formerly used as an alternative to barbiturates to treat insomnia. (13 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/glutethimide

Columbia Encyclopedia:

sedative

any of a variety of drugs that relieve anxiety. Most sedatives act as mild depressants of the nervous system, lessening general nervous activity or ... (24 of 114 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0844274​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

downer | downers

Syllabification: (down·er) | [informal] : (usually "downers") : a depressant or tranquilizing drug, especially a barbiturate. | a dispiriting or ... (18 of 86 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/downer

downer [informal] | downers

(usually "downers") : a depressant or tranquillizing drug, especially a barbiturate | a dispiriting or depressing experience or factor | a cow or ... (21 of 78 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/downer

Macmillan British Dictionary:

downer [informal] | downers [plural] | on a downer

[singular] something that makes you feel sad or disappointed | [countable] a drug that makes you feel relaxed or helps you sleep | "on a downer": ... (24 of 71 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/downer

Britannica Encyclopedia:

depressant [drug]

in medicine, a drug or other agent that slows the activity of vital organs of the body. Depressants acting on the central nervous system include ... (25 of 50 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/158336​/depressant

Cambridge Dictionary:

downer [entry 1, informal]

an event or experience which makes you very unhappy (9 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/downer 1

downer [entry 2, informal]

a drug that makes you feel calmer (7 of 19 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/downer 2

New World Dictionary:

downer

any depressant drug, as a tranquilizer or barbiturate | [United States] a depressing experience, person, etc. (15 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/downer

Encarta Dictionary:

downer | downers [plural]

a gloomy person, situation, or experience | a drug, especially a barbiturate, that induces calmness or sleepiness (16 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861606258​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Doriden

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Doriden"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Doriden"

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