anticonvulsant

/ (ˌæntɪkənˈvʌlsənt) /

noun

any of a class of drugs used to prevent or abolish convulsions

adjective

of or relating to this class of drugs

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Medical definitions for anticonvulsant

anticonvulsant
[ ăn′tē-kən-vŭlsənt, ăn′tī- ]

n.

A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.

Other words from anticonvulsant

an′ti•con•vulsive (-sĭv) adj.
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Scientific definitions for anticonvulsant

anticonvulsant
[ ăn′tē-kən-vŭlsənt, ăn′tī- ]

A drug that prevents or treats seizures.
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