Definition of carbamazepine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːbəˈmeɪzɪpiːn/


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound of the benzodiazepine class, used as an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug.
Example sentences
  • NAC may also lower serum levels of the anti-convulsant drug carbamazepine.
  • The most useful drugs are anticonvulsants, especially gabapentin and carbamazepine, and tricyclic antidepressants, especially amitriptyline.
  • The relative efficacy of benzodiazepines versus lithium, carbamazepine, verapamil, and valproic acid is unknown.


1960s: from carbo- + amide, on the pattern of benzodiazepine.

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