convulsant

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con·vul·sant

 (kən-vŭl′sənt)
adj.
Causing or producing convulsions.
n.
An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.

convulsant

(kənˈvʌlsənt)
adj
(Medicine) producing convulsions
n
(Pathology) a drug that produces convulsions
[C19: from French, from convulser to convulse]

con•vul•sant

(kənˈvʌl sənt)

adj.
1. causing convulsions; convulsive.
n.
2. a convulsant agent.
[1870–75]
Translations

con·vul·sant

a. convulsivo-a, rel. a la convulsión;
___ activityactividad ___;
___ medicinemedicina causante de convulsión.
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The receptors assayed included those implicated as targets of known convulsants, such as the glutamate family of receptors, nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors, the glycine receptor, the family of [GABA.
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Stone WE, Javid MJ (1982) Interactions of phenytoin with ouabain and other chemical convulsants.
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