anticonvulsant

anticonvulsant
A drug or other substance used to prevent or stop seizures or convulsions. Also called an antiepileptic.

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  • anticonvulsant — [an΄tīkən vul′sənt] adj. able to inhibit or control convulsions or seizures: also anticonvulsive n. such a substance or drug …   English World dictionary

  • Anticonvulsant — The anticonvulsants, also called antiepileptic drugs (abbreviated AEDs ), are a diverse group of pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants are also increasingly being used the treatment of bipolar disorder,… …   Wikipedia

  • Anticonvulsant — A medication used to control (prevent) seizures (convulsions) or stop an ongoing series of seizures. There are a large number of anticonvulsant drugs today including, but not limited to: phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine,… …   Medical dictionary

  • anticonvulsant — also anticonvulsive adjective Date: 1734 used or tending to control or to prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy) • anticonvulsant also anticonvulsive noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anticonvulsant — 1. noun An agent that prevents, stops, or lessens convulsions. 2. adjective Acting as an anticonvulsant …   Wiktionary

  • anticonvulsant — adjective preventing or reducing the severity of epileptic fits or other convulsions. noun an anticonvulsant drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • anticonvulsant — an•ti•con•vul•sant [[t]ˌæn ti kənˈvʌl sənt, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pha med used to control or prevent convulsions 2) pha med an anticonvulsant drug or substance • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 Y46 ICD 9 E936 Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome can be seen with diphenylhydantoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, and ot …   Wikipedia

  • anticonvulsant osteomalacia — 1. osteomalacia occurring in 2. anticonvulsant rickets of children. anticonvulsant rickets in adults …   Medical dictionary

  • anticonvulsant rickets — rickets occurring in children receiving long term anticonvulsant therapy; the drugs induce vitamin D deficiency (frequently compounded by dietary insufficiency of the vitamin) and hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, and secondary hyperparathyroidism… …   Medical dictionary

  • anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome — a life threatening, multiorgan hypersensitivity reaction to anticonvulsant medications, especially phenytoin; manifestations include rash, arthralgia, eosinophilia, fever, lymphadenopathy, and liver dysfunction …   Medical dictionary

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