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anticonvulsant

Line breaks: anti|con¦vul¦sant
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪkənˈvʌls(ə)nt
 
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Definition of anticonvulsant in English:

adjective

(Chiefly of a drug) used to prevent or reduce the severity of epileptic fits or other convulsions.
Example sentences
  • For decades children were given long term anticonvulsant drugs to prevent the recurrence of febrile seizures.
  • Mega-doses of folic acid can produce convulsions, interfere with the anticonvulsant medication used by epileptics, and disrupt zinc absorption.
  • The patient tolerated the procedure well and was treated postoperatively with antibiotics, steroids, and anticonvulsant medication.

noun

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An anticonvulsant drug.
Example sentences
  • The treatment drugs of choice are anticonvulsants and tricyclic antidepressants.
  • Drugs such as corticosteroids, antidepressants and anticonvulsants can also help to alleviate pain.
  • These drugs include corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, local anesthetics, and stimulants.

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