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Compound Summary for: CID 4763

Phenobarbital

Also known as: Luminal, Phenobarbitol, Phenobarbitone, Phenobarbituric acid, Phenylethylbarbiturate, Gardenal, Phenemal, Phenylethylbarbituric acid
Molecular Formula: C12H12N2O3   Molecular Weight: 232.23528   InChIKey: DDBREPKUVSBGFI-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A barbituric acid derivative that acts as a nonselective central nervous system depressant. It promotes binding to inhibitory GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID subtype receptors, and modulates chloride currents through receptor channels. It also inhibits glutamate induced depolarizations.   From: MeSH
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