phenytoin

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phen·y·to·in

 (fĕn′ĭ-tō′ĭn, fə-nĭt′ō-)
n.
An anticonvulsant drug, C15H12N2O2, used to treat epilepsy, often in the form of its sodium salt. Also called diphenylhydantoin.

[(di)pheny(lhydan)toin.]
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phenytoin

(ˌfɛnɪˈtəʊɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an anticonvulsant drug used in the management of epilepsy and in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Formula: C15H11N2O2Na. Also called: diphenylhydantoin sodium
[C20: from (di)pheny(lhydan)toin]
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phen•y•to•in

(ˌfɛn ɪˈtoʊ ɪn, fəˈnɪt oʊ-)

n.
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.phenytoin - 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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phenytoin

n fenitoína
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Among the known hydantoin derivatives are 5-ethyl-5-phenylhydantoin, 5,5-diphenylhydantoin, and its sodium salt (phenytoin), which are used in the treatment of chorea and epilepsy and as cardiac antiarrhythmics because of their regulatory action on bioelectric activity of the nervous system.
Comparative carcinogenicity of 5,5-diphenylhydantoin with or without perinatal exposure in rats and mice.
Hydantoin ring glucuronidation: characterization of a new metabolite of 5,5-diphenylhydantoin in man and rat.