anticonvulsant


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an·ti·con·vul·sant

 (ăn′tē-kən-vŭl′sənt, ăn′tī-)
n.
A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.

an′ti·con·vul′sive (-sĭv) adj.

anticonvulsant

(ˌæntɪkənˈvʌlsənt)
n
(Pharmacology) any of a class of drugs used to prevent or abolish convulsions
adj
(Pharmacology) of or relating to this class of drugs

an•ti•con•vul•sant

(ˌæn ti kənˈvʌl sənt, ˌæn taɪ-)
adj.
1. used to control or prevent convulsions.
n.
2. an anticonvulsant drug or substance.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticonvulsant - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)anticonvulsant - 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
Translations

an·ti·con·vul·sant

n. anticonvulsivo, medicamento usado en la prevención de convulsiones o ataques.

anticonvulsant

adj & n antiepiléptico, anticonvulsivante m
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