antiepileptic


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antiepileptic

(ˌæntɪˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk)
n
a drug used to treat epileptic seizures, an anticonvulsant
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Noun1.antiepileptic - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)antiepileptic - 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
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antiepileptic

adj & n antiepiléptico
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Patients in the study who withdrew from antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment were not significantly more likely to have seizure recurrence than were those who did not, thereby meeting the common secondary goal of discontinuing or reducing AEDs after epilepsy surgery Thus, the findings of this study may provide reassurance to neurologists who are hesitant to withdraw AEDs after surgery because of concerns that seizures may recur, Dr.