AskDefine | Define luminal

Dictionary Definition

Luminal n : a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative [syn: sodium thiopental, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, purple heart]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. of or pertaining to the lumen



  1. A sedative.

Extensive Definition

Luminal may mean:
  • A trade name for the anti-epileptic drug phenobarbital
  • Luminal (film), a film by Italian director Andrea Vecchiato
  • In biology, pertaining to the lumen, the interior of a hollow structure
  • A misspelling of the chemical luminol, commonly used in forensics
luminal in German: Luminal
luminal in Italian: Luminal
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