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What is the definition of barbiturate?

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A barbiturate is a type of medication that causes sedation and relaxation; barbiturates may be found in combination abortive headache medications. If used more than two to three times per week, these medications can be habit-forming.

From: Migraine and Headache Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

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