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valproate Line breaks: val|pro|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈvalprəʊeɪt/

Definition of valproate in English:

noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of valproic acid.
Example sentences
  • At day 8 the mean valproate concentration was 77 mcg/ml and by day 21, 93 mcg/ml.
  • If you or your child has epilepsy, then taking valproate may reduce the seizures or stop them altogether.
  • Your doctor will decide how much valproate is right for you to take.

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