Definition of Anticonvulsant

1. Noun. A drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy).




Definition of Anticonvulsant

1. Noun. (pharmacology) An agent that prevents, stops, or lessens convulsions. ¹

2. Adjective. (pharmacology) Acting as an anticonvulsant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anticonvulsant

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anticonvulsant

1. An agent that prevents or relieves convulsions. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anticonvulsant

anticonstitutionally
anticonstructivism
anticonsumer
anticonsumerism
anticonsumerist
anticonsumerists
anticonsumers
anticontagion
anticontagionist
anticontagionists
anticontagious
anticontra
anticontraception
anticontraceptive
anticontrol
anticonvulsant (current term)
anticonvulsant drug
anticonvulsants
anticonvulsive
anticonvulsives
anticopying
anticopyright
anticor
anticore
anticorporate
anticorporation
anticorrelate
anticorrelated
anticorrelates
anticorrelation

Literary usage of Anticonvulsant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"This agonist bound tightly to BzR (IC50=8nM) and demonstrated potent anticonvulsant (£050=1.6 mg/kg)/anxiolytic effects in vivo. Moreover, this agent was ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"This gives an accurate guide to the amount of drug delivered to the brain, which is the effector site for anticonvulsant activity The blood- level ..."

3. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Therefore, sensitization to the effects of 3a-5a- THP at GABAA receptors may contribute to the enhancement of the anticonvulsant effect of 3a-5a-THP ..."

4. Research on Alcohol and Alcoholism (1993)
"Sodium valproate. another anticonvulsant medication, has been proposed for ... The anticipated advantages of these two anticonvulsant medications are that ..."

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