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

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  • Antiepileptic — An ti*ep i*lep tic, a. & n. (Med.) Same as {Antepileptic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antiepileptic — ANTIEPILÉPTIC, Ă adj., s. n. (medicament) contra epilepsiei. (< fr. antiépileptique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • antiepileptic — SYN: anticonvulsant. * * * an·ti·ep·i·lep·tic .ep ə lep tik adj tending to suppress or prevent epilepsy <antiepileptic treatment> antiepileptic n an antiepileptic drug * * * an·ti·ep·i·lep·tic (an″te ep″ĭ lepґtik) 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • antiepileptic — noun a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy) • Syn: ↑anticonvulsant, ↑anticonvulsant drug, ↑antiepileptic drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • antiepileptic — 1. adjective Acting to prevent epilepic seizures This drug has an antiepileptic effect. 2. noun A drug which acts to prevent epileptic seizures He was prescribed a course of antiepileptics …   Wiktionary

  • antiepileptic drug — noun a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy) • Syn: ↑anticonvulsant, ↑anticonvulsant drug, ↑antiepileptic • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • antiepileptic — adj., n. * * * …   Universalium

  • antiepilèptic — an|ti|e|pi|lèp|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • Antiepileptic — A substance to prevent or alleviate convulsive seizures. Achras, Andira, Annona, Bixa, Caesalpinia, Calocarpum, Cedrela, Cestrum, Coleus, Cordia, Echinodorus, Eugenia, Indigofera, Parkinsonia, Pothomorphe, Sapindus …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • antiepileptic — an·ti·epileptic …   English syllables

  • antiepileptic — an ti•ep i•lep′tic adj. n …   From formal English to slang

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