antiepileptic


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antiepileptic

(ˌæntɪˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk)
n
a drug used to treat epileptic seizures, an anticonvulsant
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Noun1.antiepileptic - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)antiepileptic - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
Emeside, ethosuximide, Zarontin - an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
gabapentin, Neurontin - an anticonvulsant (trade name Neurontin) used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy; also used to manage neuralgia caused by shingles
hydantoin - any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
mephenytoin, Mesantoin - a toxic anticonvulsant drug (trade name Mesantoin) used in the treatment of epilepsy when less toxic anticonvulsants have been ineffective
Mebaral, mephobarbital - a long-acting crystalline barbiturate (trade name Mebaral) used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy
Gemonil, metharbital - anticonvulsant drug (trade name Gemonil) used in the treatment of epilepsy
Milontin, phensuximide - anticonvulsant (trade name Milontin) used to treat petit mal
Mysoline, primidone - an anticonvulsant (trade name Mysoline) used to treat grand mal seizures and essential tremor
Depokene, valproic acid - anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures
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antiepileptic

adj & n antiepiléptico
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