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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.]
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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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(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27265421) A literature review published in 2016 in the journal Addiction found about a fifth of those who abuse opiates misuse gabapentin. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4864031/) A separate 2015 study of adults in Appalachian Kentucky who abused opiates found 15 percent of participants also misused gabapentin in the past six months "to get high."
The pathophysiology of post-hepatic neuralgia is described and in turn the action and efficacy of Gabapentin in controlling pain, through review of three key studies.
One of the first-line treatments is gabapentin [7], an analogue of the inhibitory neurotransmitter [gamma]-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an anticonvulsant drug which is also antiallodynic in neuropathic and inflammatory pain states [8].
She's suggested giving me something called gabapentin. What do you think?
SAN ANTONIO -- Prescription opioid abuse has continued declining since 2011, but opioids remain far more commonly abused than other prescription drugs, including gabapentin and pregabalin, new research shows.
[3,4,5] Gabapentin is a GABA analogue, which was originally introduced as an antiepileptic.
Many clinicians are prescribing the gabapentinoid drugs pregabalin (Lyrica) and gabapentin (Neurontin) for off-label treatment of pain, despite a lack of supporting data or approval from the Food and Drug Administration, according to investigators.
The quest of finding newer pharmacological agents led to the introduction of gabapentin (GBP).
In 1997, the first published case report of gabapentin M/A described a woman who self-administered her husband's gabapentin to reduce cravings for and withdrawal from cocaine.
In 2017 across England and Wales there were 168 deaths where Pregabalin or Gabapentin - another medication used to treat epilepsy - and an opioid drug were mentioned in a death certificate.
Gabapentin is a first-line treatment for neuropathic pain and adjunct anticonvulsant medication in humans and other species.