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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

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