valproic acid


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Related to valproic acid: Divalproex, Sodium valproate

val·pro·ic acid

 (văl-prō′ĭk)
n.
An anticonvulsive drug, C8H15NaO2, given orally and by injection to treat epilepsy.

valproic acid

(vælˈprəʊɪk)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C7H15COOH
2. (Chemistry) a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C7H15COOH
[C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic]
valˈproate n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valproic acid - anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
Translations

valproic acid, valproate sodium

(USAN), valproate n ácido valproico, valproato sódico or de sodio, valproato
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