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

an′ti·con·vul′sive (-sĭv) adj.
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preventing or alleviating convulsions
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Chest pain, reduced physical activity, and polyserositis in a 35-year old patient with anticonvulsive medication.
Anticonvulsive activity of Albizzia lebbeck Hibiscus rosa sinensis and Butea Monospera in experimental animals.
[21] The anticonvulsive properties of propofol, which are known to exert a relevant influence on seizure quality and treatment outcome, did not decrease the rapid antidepressant properties of ketamine, as shown by the higher and longer seizure duration in groups ketamine or propofof + ketamine compared with those in group propofol during ECT.
However, we found in literature that the most common causes that lead to the loss of cognitive capacity are metabolic encephalopathy, temporary memory loss, dementia, hypothyroidism, the use of medications such as anxiolytics, antipsychotics, hypnotics, antihistamines, anti-Parkinson's with anticholinergic action, and anticonvulsive (5).
Folic acid also can antagonise anticonvulsive therapy and interfere with nutritive zinc status during pregnancy.(l6)
da Fonseca et al., "Anticonvulsive activity of (1S)-(-)-verbenone involving RNA expression of BDNF, COX-2, and c-fos," Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, vol.
The ketogenic diet has proven to be an effective therapy for epilepsy, although not only the anticonvulsive effect is used in medicine.
The patient did not respond with clinical improvement, despite therapeutic plasma levels of the anticonvulsive medications and the introduction of propofol anaesthesia in the intensive care unit.
His hospital course was complicated by multisystem organ failure in the setting of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome secondary to anticonvulsive therapy.