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gab·a·pen·tin

 (găb′ə-pĕn′tn)
n.
An oral anticonvulsant chemically related to gamma-aminobutyric acid, C9H17NO2, used primarily in the treatment of focal seizures and neuralgia, especially after infection with herpes zoster.

[GABA + pent(ane) (used in its synthesis) + -in.]

gabapentin

(ˌɡæbəˈpɛntɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antiepileptic drug that is also used to control neurological pain
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Noun1.gabapentin - 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
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
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gabapentin

n gabapentina
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However, in 2011, there were an estimated 79 novel drugs in the clinical trial phase with Horizant (Gabapentin Enacarbil extended release) being one of the most effective drug.
During his tenure at XenoPort, Angotti was involved in the re-acquisition of Horizant from GSK and implemented a successful re-branding and re-launch strategy leading to XenoPort's acquisition by Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC in 2016.
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FDA approves Horizant to treat restless leg syndrome.
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GlaxoSmithKline holds commercialization rights for Horizant in the United States during a transition period ending on April 30, 2013, following which XenoPort will be responsible for the further development, manufacturing and commercialization of Horizant.
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