[kuh n-vuhl-suh nt]
- causing convulsions; convulsive.
- a convulsant agent.
Origin of convulsant
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- any of a class of drugs used to prevent or abolish convulsions
- of or relating to this class of drugs
- producing convulsions
- a drug that produces convulsions
Word Origin for convulsant
C19: from French, from convulser to convulse
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- A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.
- Causing or producing convulsions.
- An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.
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- A drug that prevents or treats seizures.
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