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valproic acid

[val-proh-ik] /vælˈproʊ ɪk/
noun, Pharmacology.
a carboxylic acid, C 8 H 16 O 2 , used for its antiepileptic properties in the treatment of various seizures including petit mal.
Origin of valproic acid
First recorded in 1970-75; val(eric) + pro(pyl) + -ic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for valproic acid

valproic acid

a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C7H15COOH
Derived Forms
valproate, noun
Word Origin
C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic
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valproic acid in Medicine

valproic acid val·pro·ic acid (vāl-prō'ĭk)
An anticonvulsive drug used to treat seizure disorders.

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