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 (dī-fĕn′əl-hī-dăn′tō-ĭn, -fē′nəl-)

[diphenyl + hydantoin, one of its constituents (hyd(rogen) + (all)anto(is) + -in).]


(ˌfɛn ɪˈtoʊ ɪn, fəˈnɪt oʊ-)

a barbiturate-related substance, C15H12N2O2, used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy.
[1940–45; shortening of diphenylhydantoin= di-1 + phenyl + hydantoin a crystalline derivative of imidazole]
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Noun1.diphenylhydantoin - an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
hydantoin - any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy
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Acceleration of gingival wound healing in non-epileptic patients receiving diphenylhydantoin sodium (Dilantin, Epanutin).
The available data indicates that blockage of voltage-dependent Na+ channels as the mechanism underlying the anticonvulsant activity of topiramate is also the mechanism of some of the conventional antiepileptic drugs such as diphenylhydantoin, carbamazepine and valproate.
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For all patients, we recorded the following information: detailed symptoms and signs, dietary history, duration and severity of illness, associated illnesses, sun exposure of (less than)60 minutes per week, renal disease, gastrointestinal tract disease, and use of anticonvulsants such as diphenylhydantoin sodium.
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The advent of phenobarbital in 1921 and diphenylhydantoin (dilantin, phenytoin) in 1938, has brought some relief to the 50 million sufferers worldwide but for over 30% of these, uncontrolled seizures continue even with the best available drugs.
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