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 (fĕn′ĭ-tō′ĭn, fə-nĭt′ō-)
An anticonvulsant drug, C15H12N2O2, used to treat epilepsy, often in the form of its sodium salt. Also called diphenylhydantoin.

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(Pharmacology) an anticonvulsant drug used in the management of epilepsy and in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Formula: C15H11N2O2Na. Also called: diphenylhydantoin sodium
[C20: from (di)pheny(lhydan)toin]
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(ˌfɛn ɪˈtoʊ ɪn, fəˈnɪt oʊ-)

a barbiturate-related substance, C15H12N2O2, used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy.
[1940–45; shortening of diphenylhydantoin= di-1 + phenyl + hydantoin a crystalline derivative of imidazole]
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Noun1.phenytoin - an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
hydantoin - any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy
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The most commonly prescribed initial AED in the study population was carbamazepine (n = 72), followed by phenytoin (n = 28), phenobarbitone (n = 13), levetiracetam (n = 13), and sodium valproate (n = 8).
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According to CMA, after Pfizer sold marketing rights for the drug to Flynn Pharma, the price of a 100-mg pack of phenytoin sodium skyrocketed to 67.50 pounds from 2.83 pounds.