noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound related to hydantoin, used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy.
- Anticonvulsants, such as phenytoin and carbamazepine, may be given to control epileptic fits.
- Drugs called anti-convulsants, such as phenytoin and valproic acid, are used to stop the involuntary action of the diaphragm.
- The anticonvulsant drugs phenytoin and valproic acid appear to interfere with folate absorption.
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